Before moving to First Division an extraordinary event must be mentioned: the case of Avetis Ovsepyan. A little known goalkeeper was subject for a full page article in the 'Football-Hockey' weekly – it was a nasty piece of work, for Ovsepyan came back from the USA. A story of a traitor. Such articles appeared rarely – only when somebody, who run away from 'paradise' came back. The purpose was 'educational': to show the ordinary citizens how bad is the Capitalist world and how great their own Communist state. The returnees had no choice, but to subject themselves to public self-flagellation and beg for forgiveness, but the required humiliation was not at all the end of their troubles: normally, some were jailed at least for awhile, almost certainly barred from their professions, and subjected to suspicion and harassment. Tainted for life, not trusted, and constantly reminded of their crime. At first the case of Ovsepyan looked 'standard' – when he returned, an article was published, disguised as an 'honest' interview with him in the newspaper 'Communist', Erevan. The article appeared immediately in 'Football-Hockey' as well, telling a horror story – the capitalist world had no place for the young Armenian. He was unable to find work as an 'mechanical engineer' and only with great difficulties as a football player. It was the football world, which was presented in more details: Ovsepyan arrived in Los Angeles and the NASL club, Los Angeles Aztecs simply turned him away. He looked around, thinking that for a former first-division player would be appreciated, but no, he was not. Eventually, he was hired by Los Angeles Skyhawks, playing in the American Soccer League. In European terms, ASL approximates third division... big drop down, but there was worse: essentially, Ovsepyan's story tells of coldness, merciless exploitation, loneliness, and even lack of professionalism in the club. The teammates were rag-tag company from many countries, thinking only of money and not giving a damn about the game. They met only for the duration of training and playing, total strangers to each other. Money were symbolic – Ovsepyan received a total of $1600 for 4 months. At the end he was not able to take it anymore and decided to come back. Hence, the whole horror story had to be told, in theory initiated by the player himself. The masses were to know how bad was 'over the hill' and never to think of going there – that was the real purpose of the article and Ovsepyan served the purpose well, even calling himself traitor (although, not directly – there is no actual voice of the offender in the article. Everything is retold by the journalists, so according to them Ovsepyan called himself a traitor.) The traitor missed the good Soviet life, he missed his birthplace. Typical... under Capitalism there is no life.