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Alexander Semin's first goal in IIHF World Championship 2008 Final
President Dmitry Medvedev meets with the national hockey team

The Russian men's national ice hockey team is one of the most successful national ice hockey teams in the world, rated number one in IIHF world rankings. It has been competing internationally since 1993 and follows a long tradition of Soviet Union team mostly composed of Russian players. The Russian team replaces the Unified Team of 1992. In 1991 and earlier, players competed with the Soviet Union national ice hockey team.

The Russian team has not been as dominant as the Soviet team, winning the gold in the World Championships three times in 18 years but it remains one of the top teams in the world. Russia finished 4th at the 2006 Winter Olympics. The team is controlled by the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia. Russia has a total of 77,702 players, about 0.05% of its population. As of August 2006, their head coach is Vyacheslav "Slava" Bykov.

The top three nominees for the 2009 Hart Memorial Trophy (the most valuable player award in the National Hockey League) all play for the Russian team: Alexander Ovechkin, Pavel Datsyuk, and Evgeni Malkin.



Olympic record

See also: Ice hockey at the Olympic Games
The bronze medal winning Russian team at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
  • 1994 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1998 - Won silver medal
  • 2002 - Won bronze medal
  • 2006 - Finished in 4th place

From 1956 to 1988, the Soviet Union national ice hockey team won seven gold medals, one silver medal, and one bronze medal in nine appearances. The Unified Team at the 1992 Winter Olympics also won the gold medal.

World Cup record

See also: World Cup of Hockey
  • 1996 - Lost semi-final
  • 2004 - Lost quarter-final

World Championship record

See also: List of IIHF World Championship tournaments
  • 1992 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1993 - Gold medal winner
  • 1994 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1995 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1996 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1997 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1998 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1999 - Finished in 5th place
  • 2000 - Finished in 11th place
  • 2001 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2002 - Silver medal winner
  • 2003 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2004 - Finished in 10th place
  • 2005 - Bronze medal winner
  • 2006 - Finished in 5th place
  • 2007 - Bronze medal winner
  • 2008 - Gold medal winner
  • 2009 - Gold medal winner

External links

  • Canada Versus the Soviet Union (1972-1987)
  • Ice Hockey Federation of Russia


  • IIHF World Championship 2008 Russian team montage
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