Ice Hockey Federation of Russia
The Ice Hockey Federation of Russia (Russian: Федерация хоккея России, Federatsiya Khokkeya Rossii) is the governing body overseeing ice hockey in Russia. In 2019 Russia had 110,624 ice hockey players registered with its ice hockey federation.
|Association name||Ice Hockey Federation of Russia|
|Founded||12 November 1991|
|IIHF membership||19 January 1992|
|IIHF men's ranking||2 (2020)|
|IIHF women's ranking||4 (2020)|
The federation was founded on 12 November 1991, during the existence of the Soviet Union and the Russian SFSR, as the "Ice Hockey Federation of the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic / Ice Hockey Federation of Russia" (Russian: Федерация Xoккея Российской Советской Федеративной Социалистической Республики / Russian: Федерация хоккея России). On 19 January 1992, after the Soviet Union was dissolved and Russia took over the international rights and obligations of the Soviet Union, the federation became the official successor of the Soviet Union Ice Hockey Federation and its successes and its full membership in the International Ice Hockey Federation.
- Men's national ice hockey team
- Men's national under-20 ice hockey team
- Men's national under-18 ice hockey team
- Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) – highest men's hockey league in Europe and Asia (since 2008)
- Women's Hockey League (ZhHL) – top–tier women's hockey league in Russia and China (since 1995; reorganized in 2015)
- Supreme Hockey League (VHL) – second highest men's league (since 2010)
- Supreme Hockey League Championship (VHL-B) – third highest men's league (since 2011)
- Asia League Ice Hockey (ALIH) – fourth highest men's league (since 2003)
- Junior Hockey League (MHL) – men's junior league (since 2009)
- National Junior Hockey League (NMHL) – men's junior league (since 2011)
- Yury Karandin, president of the Siberia–Far East branch of the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia since 1991
- Yuri Korolev, vice-president of the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia from 1992 to 2001, and secretary general from 2001 to 2003
- Andrey Starovoytov, general secretary of the Soviet Union Ice Hockey Federation from 1969 to 1986
- Vladislav Tretiak, president of the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia as of 2019
- Schultze, Sydney (1 January 2000). Culture and Customs of Russia. Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 9780313311017 – via Google Books.
- The Business & Politics of Sports Second Edition. TBE Press I. ISBN 9781883210069 – via Google Books.
- "IIHF Member National Association Russia". Retrieved 4 July 2019.