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The Russia national bandy team represents Russia in international bandy.

Russia
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationRussian Bandy Federation
(Федерация хоккея с мячом России)
Head coachRussia Pavel Frants[1]
Team colors         
First international
Russia Russia 3 – 5 Sweden Sweden
Helsinki, 10 March 1907
Biggest win
Russia Russia 28 – 1 Belarus Belarus
Vänersborg, 30 January 2013
Biggest defeat
Sweden Sweden 8 – 0 Russia Russia
Hamar, 7 February 1993
Bandy World Championship
Appearances22 (first in 1993)
Best resultChampions (1999, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)
Winning the 2016 World Championship final

Until 1991 there was a national bandy team for the Soviet Union, but a team formally representing the Russian SFSR made a one-off appearance at the Rossiya Tournament 1986, also playing against the Soviet Union team.

Russia became a member of the Federation of International Bandy following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.

The first time post-Soviet Russia played was at the Russian Government Cup 1992, when Commonwealth of Independent States also participated. CIS was considered the temporary successor of the Soviet team and consequently the number one team. After that tournament, CIS did not play again and in the 1993 world championship, Russia represented the country. Russia has never finished below third in the championships. The team has won the Bandy World Championship twelve times, in 1999, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019.

The post-Soviet Russian team made its debut at the Russian Government Cup 1992. The Russians have won the Russian Government Cup eight times. A team "Russia 2" has sometimes appeared in the Russian Government Cup alongside the regular team.

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World Championship recordEdit

Tournament Final standing
Norway 1993   Silver
USA 1995   Silver
Sweden 1997   Silver
Russia 1999   Gold
Finland and Sweden 2001   Gold
Russia 2003   Silver
Sweden 2004   Bronze
Russia 2005   Silver
Sweden 2006   Gold
Russia 2007   Gold
Russia 2008   Gold
Sweden 2009   Silver
Russia 2010   Silver
Russia 2011   Gold
Kazakhstan 2012   Silver
Sweden 2013   Gold
Russia 2014   Gold
Russia 2015   Gold
Russia 2016   Gold
Sweden 2017   Silver
Russia 2018   Gold
Sweden 2019   Gold

World Championship squad in 2016Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Roster" (in Russian). Rusbandy. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.

External linksEdit