The Syrian National Basketball Team at the Moscow Youth Festival in 1957

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The Syrian National Basketball Team at the Moscow Youth Festival in 1957. This was the most publicized event at which Syria was represented during the early years of the Syrian-Soviet honeymoon. The Syrian team included the youth leader Fakhri al-Barudi, and the singer Fata Dimashq. Marching in the front row are Tony Mossilieh, Ayham al-Omary, Nizar Nashawi, Farid Hanna, Joseph Zakar, Fouad Habash and Adham Mashnouk.