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Ice Hockey

Up to date as of February 02, 2010
(Redirected to Russia article)

An Ice Hockey Wiki article.

Flag and abbrev. Flag of Russia RUS
Continent Europe
Leader Dmitry Medvedev
(President)
Population 142,008,838 (as of 2008)
Registered players 82,967
Percentage 0,06%
National team Russian National Team
National federation Russian Ice Hockey Federation
IIHF ranking 2nd (+3)
Top league Continental Hockey League
Current champion Salavat Yulaev Ufa
Russia's flag

Russia is an European country, bordered by Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania (Kaliningrad Oblast), Poland (Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It is also close to the U.S. state of Alaska, Sweden and Japan across relatively small stretches of water (the Bering Strait, the Baltic Sea, and La Pérouse Strait, respectively). There is a little over 142 million people living in Russia, which capital is Moscow.

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Organisation

Hockey is a very popular sport in Russia. It's top professional league, the Kontinental Hockey League, is among the strongest in the world. The league was created out of the Russian Superleague and made a major league with the unveiled intent of competing with the National Hockey League.

History of hockey in Russia

Russian hockey's history and strenght is closely tied to that of the Soviet Union, of which Russia was a prominent member.

International

On the international level, Russia is very competitive, continuously ranked in the elite of the world and part of the Big Seven.

Some great Russian players

See also


Ice hockey in Russia
Continental Hockey League         Amur Tigers KhabarovskAtlant MytischiAvangard OmskAk Bars KazanBarys AstanaCSKA MoscowDynamo MinskDinamo RigaDynamo MoscowLada TogliattiLokomotiv YaroslavlMetallurg MagnitogorskMetallurg NovokuznetskHKM MVD BalashikhaNeftekhimik NizhnekamskSalavat Yulaev UfaSeverstal CherepovetsSibir NovosibirskSKA St. PetersburgSpartak MoscowTorpedo Nizhny NovgorodTraktor ChelyabinskVityaz ChekhovAvtomobilist Yekaterinburg
Vysshaya Liga          Neftyanik AlmetyevskErmak AngarskHC BelgorodMechel ChelyabinskHC DmitrovDizel PenzaKristall ElektrostalIzhstal IzhevskYugra Khanty-MansyskSokil KievTitan KlinKrylya Sovetov MoscowMHC Krylya SovetovZauralie KurganNeftyanik LeninogorskHK LipetskSary-Arka KaragandaToros NeftekamskSputnik Nizhny TagilGazprom-OGU OrenburgYuzhny Ural OrskMolot-Prikamie PermHC Rist PodolskHK RyazanHC VMF Saint PetersburgCSK VVS SamaraKristall SaratovMetallurg SerovKapitan StupinoGazovik TyumenKT Ust-KamenogorskAriada-Akpars VolzhskKhimik Voskresensk
Pervaya Liga
Russian Ice Hockey Federation
Men's Russian National TeamWomen's Russian National Team
This article is part of the Russian hockey portal.
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