The "Miracle on Ice" is the nickname given to a February 22 medal-round men's ice hockey game during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, in which a team of amateur and collegiate players from the United States, led by coach Herb Brooks, defeated the Soviet Union, considered to be the best international hockey team in the world, 4-3. A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name. Events 1495 - King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. The 1980 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIII Olympic Winter Games, were a Winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated in February An amateur is generally considered a person attached to a particular pursuit study or science without formal training or pay College ( Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an Educational Institution. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Herbert Paul "Herb" The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991
The U. S went on to win the gold medal by beating Finland (4–2) in their final game.
The Soviet Union took the silver by beating Sweden in their final game. Sweden received the bronze medal, and Finland finished 4th.
The United States team, composed of young collegiate players and amateurs, entered the competition seeded seventh in the final round of twelve teams that qualified for the Lake Placid Olympics. The Soviet Union was the favored team. Though classed as amateur, Soviet players essentially played professionally (the players were active-duty in the Red Army) in a well-developed league with excellent training facilities. The Red Army ( Russian: Рабоче-Крестьянская Красная Армия R aboche- K rest'yanskaya K rasnaya A rmiya They were led by legendary players in world ice hockey, such as Boris Mikhailov (a right-winger and team captain), Vladislav Tretiak (considered by many to be the best ice hockey goaltender in the world at the time) and Valeri Kharlamov, as well as talented, young, and dynamic players such as defenseman Viacheslav Fetisov and forwards Vladimir Krutov and Sergei Makarov. Boris Petrovich Mikhailov (Борис Петрович Михайлов (born October 6, 1944 in Moscow) is a former Soviet Ice hockey right In certain sports such as football, Field hockey, Ice hockey, handball, Rugby union, and Rugby league, the term winger Vladislav Aleksandrovich Tretiak MSM (Владисла́в Алекса́ндрович Третья́к born April 25, 1952 in the village Orudyevo Valery Borisovich Kharlamov (Валерий Борисович Харламов January 14 1948 - August 27 1981 was a star Ice hockey player from the Soviet Union Viacheslav (Slava Alexandrovich Fetisov (Russian Вячеслав (Слава Александрович Фетисов Vjačeslav (Slava Aleksandrovič Fetisov; born April Vladimir Yevgenyevich Krutov (Владимир Евгеньевич Крутов born June 1, 1960 in Moscow, USSR now Russia is Sergei Mikhailovich Makarov (Сергей Михайлович Макаров born June 19, 1958 in Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union, now In exhibitions that year, Soviet club teams had gone 5–3–1 against National Hockey League (NHL) teams, and a year earlier the Soviet national team had routed the NHL All-Stars 6–0 to win the Challenge Cup. The National Hockey League ( NHL) is a professional Ice hockey league composed of 30 teams in North America 1979 Challenge Cup was an Ice hockey exhibition series between the Soviet national ice hockey team and a team of All-stars from the National Hockey In 1979–80, virtually all the top North American players were Canadians, although the number of U. S. -born professional players had been on the rise throughout the 1970s. The 1980 U. S. Olympic team featured several young players who were regarded as highly promising, and some had signed contracts to play in the NHL immediately after the tournament.
The Soviet and American teams were natural rivals due to the decades-old Cold War. Cold War is the state of conflict tension and competition that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union (USSR and their respective allies from the In addition, President Jimmy Carter was at the time considering a U. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by James Earl "Jimmy" Carter Jr (born October 1 1924 was the thirty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981 and the recipient of the 2002 S. boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics, to be held in Moscow, in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, which had begun the year before. A boycott is a form of Consumer activism involving the act of voluntarily abstaining from using buying or dealing with someone or some other organization as an expression of The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event held in Moscow in the Soviet Moscow (Москва́ romanised: Moskvá, IPA: see also other names) is the Capital and the largest city of The Soviet war in Afghanistan, also known as the Soviet-Afghan War or just the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, was a nine-year conflict involving Carter eventually decided in favor of the boycott.
On February 9, the two teams met for an exhibition match at Madison Square Garden in order to practice for the upcoming competition. Events 474 - Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire. Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially as The Garden, has been the name of four Arenas in New York City. The Soviet Union won handily, 10–3.
In Olympic group play, the United States surprised many observers with their physical, cohesive play. In their first game against favored Sweden, the U. S. earned a dramatic 2-2 tie by scoring with 30 seconds left after pulling goalie Jim Craig for an extra attacker. Jim Craig (born May 31 1957 North Easton Massachusetts, USA is a retired American Professional Ice hockey Goaltender Then came a stunning 7–3 victory over Czechoslovakia, considered by many to be second only to the Soviet Union and a favorite for the silver medal. Czechoslovakia may also refer to what is now the Czech Republic and Slovakia. With their two toughest games in the group phase out of the way, the U. S. team reeled off three more wins to go 4-0-1 and advance to the medal round from their group along with Sweden. In the other group, the Soviets stormed through their opposition undefeated, often by grossly lopsided scores – knocking off Japan 16–0, the Netherlands 17–4, and Poland 8–1 – and easily qualified for the next round although both the Finns and the Canadians gave the Russians unexpectedly tough games for two periods. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland In the end, the Soviet Union and Finland (who overcame a disastrous start after sensationally losing to lowly Poland in their opening game of the tournament but then rallied to upset Canada) advanced from their group. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe.
The U. S. and USSR prepared for the medal round in different ways. Soviet coach Viktor Tikhonov rested most of his best players, preferring to let them study plays rather than actually skate. Viktor Vasilevich Tikhonov (Виктор Васильевич Тихонов born June 4 1930) was a prominent Russian Ice hockey player and U. S. coach Herb Brooks, however, continued with his tough, confrontational style, skating "hard" practices and berating his players for perceived weaknesses. Herbert Paul "Herb"
The day before the match, columnist Dave Anderson wrote in the New York Times, "Unless the ice melts, or unless the United States team or another team performs a miracle, as did the American squad in 1960, the Russians are expected to easily win the Olympic gold medal for the sixth time in the last seven tournaments. Dave Anderson (born May 6, 1929 in Troy New York) is an American sportswriter based in New York City. A miracle is an event believed to be caused by interposition of Divine intervention by a Supernatural being in the Universe by which the ordinary operation The 1960 Winter Olympics, officially known as the VIII Olympic Winter Games, were a winter Multi-sport event which was celebrated between February "
The home crowd, reinforced by the U. S. team's improbable run during group play and the Cold War "showdown" mentality, were in a patriotic fervor throughout the match, waving U.S. flags and singing patriotic songs such as "God Bless America. Patriotism is commonly defined as love of and/or devotion to one's country Flags of the United States The Flag of the United States of America consists of 13 equal horizontal stripes of Red (top and bottom alternating " God Bless America " is an American Patriotic song " The rest of the United States (except those who watched the game live on Canadian television) would have to wait to see the game, as ABC decided to broadcast the late-afternoon game on tape delay in prime time. As in several previous games, the U. S. team fell behind early. Vladimir Krutov deflected a slap shot by Aleksei Kasatonov past U. Alexei Viktorovich Kasatonov (Алексей Викторович Касатонов born October 14, 1959 in Leningrad, Soviet Union now Russia S. netminder Jim Craig to give the Soviets a 1–0 lead, and after Buzz Schneider scored for the United States to tie the game, the Soviets rallied again with a Sergei Makarov goal. William "Buzz" Schneider (born September 14, 1954 at Grand Rapids Minnesota) is a retired American Ice hockey player best remembered
Down 2–1, Craig improved his play, turning away many Soviet shots before the U. S. team had another shot on goal (the Soviet team had 39 shots on goal in the game, the Americans only 16). In the waning seconds of the first period, Dave Christian fired a slap shot on Tretiak. David William Christian (born May 13, 1959 in Warroad, Minnesota) is a retired American professional Ice hockey forward  The Soviet goalie saved the shot but misplayed the rebound, and Mark Johnson scooped it past the goaltender to tie the score with one second left in the period. Rebound is a term used in Sports to describe the ball (or puck or other object of play becoming available for possession by either opponent after an attempt to put Mark Johnson (b September 22, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in Madison Wisconsin) is a former United States Ice  The Soviet team played the final second of the period with just three players on the ice, as the rest of the team had retired to their dressing room for the first intermission. 
Tikhonov replaced Tretiak with backup goaltender Vladimir Myshkin to start the second period, a move which shocked many players on both teams. Vladimir Semyonovich Myshkin (Владимир Семенович Мышкин (born June 19, 1955 in Kirovo-Chepetsk, USSR) was a Goaltender  Fetisov later identified this as the "turning point of the game. " Myshkin allowed no goals in the second period. Aleksandr Maltsev scored on a power play to make the score 3–2 for the Soviets, but Craig made numerous saves to keep the U. Aleksandr Nikolayevich Maltsev ( Russian: Александр Николаевич Мальцев born April 20, 1949 in Kirovo-Chepetsk) is a S. in the game. 
Johnson scored again for the U. S. , 8:39 into the final period, firing a loose puck past Myshkin to tie the score just as a power play was ending. Only a couple shifts later, Mark Pavelich passed to U. Mark Thomas Pavelich (born February 28, 1958 in Eveleth Minnesota) is a retired American professional Ice hockey forward S. captain Mike Eruzione, who was left undefended in the high slot. Mike "Rizzo" Eruzione (born October 25, 1954) is an Italian-American former ice hockey player who was the captain of the 1980 Winter In hockey the slot is the area on the Hockey rink directly ahead of the Goaltender between the Faceoff circles on each side Eruzione fired a shot past Myshkin, who was screened by his own defenseman. In Ice hockey, a screen is when a player is obstructing the Goaltender 's view of the puck.  This goal gave the U. S. a 4–3 lead with exactly 10 minutes to play in the contest.  Craig withstood another series of Soviet shots to finish the match, though the Soviets did not remove their goalkeeper for an extra attacker. An extra attacker in Ice hockey is a forward or less commonly a defenceman who has been substituted in place of the Goaltender.  As the U. S. team tried to clear the zone (move the puck over the blue line, which they did with seven seconds remaining), the crowd began to count down the seconds left.  Sportscaster Al Michaels, who was calling the game on ABC along with former Montreal Canadiens goalie Ken Dryden, picked up on the countdown in his broadcast, and delivered his famous call:
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Many people incorrectly recall that the U. S. won the gold medal that night. In fact, the medal round was a round-robin, not a single elimination format like it is today. Under Olympic rules at the time, the group game with Sweden was counted along with the medal round games versus the Soviet Union and Finland so it was mathematically possible for the U. S. to finish anywhere from 1st to 4th.  Needing to win to secure the gold medal, the U. S. team came back from a 2-1 third period deficit to defeat Finland (Hockey Hall of Famer Jari Kurri was a member of the Finnish team) 4–2. Jari Pekka Kurri (born May 18 1960 in Helsinki, Finland is a retired Finnish professional Ice hockey right winger  At the time, the players ascended a podium to receive their medals and then lined up on the ice for the playing of the National Anthem, as the podium was only meant to accommodate one person. A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history traditions and struggles of its people recognized either by a nation's Only the team captains remained on the podium for the duration. After the completion of the anthem, Eruzione motioned for his teammates to join him on the podium. Today, the podiums are large enough to accommodate all of the players.
The victory bolstered many U. S. citizens' feelings of national pride, which had been severely strained during the turbulent 1970s. The match versus the Soviets popularized the "U-S-A! U-S-A!" chant, which has been used by U. The U-S-A! cheer is a Chant that was first yelled by fans during the 1980 Winter Olympics. S. supporters at many international sports competitions since 1980.
Of the 20 players on the U. S. team, 13 eventually played in the NHL. Five of them would go on to play over 500 NHL games:
Having already won the 1979 NCAA championship at the University of Minnesota, Broten became the only player to win a hockey championship at the collegiate, professional and Olympic level. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations The University of Minnesota Twin Cities ( U of M or The U) is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system.
One of Brooks' assistant coaches, Craig Patrick, went on to become a successful general manager in the NHL and is now in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Craig Patrick (born May 20 1946 in Detroit Michigan) is an American hockey player coach and general manager the son of Lynn Patrick and the grandson The Hockey Hall of Fame ( Temple de la renommée du hockey in French) is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Brooks himself would coach several NHL teams following the Olympics, with mixed results. Both Patrick and later Brooks would coach (and in Patrick's case, become GM of) the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional Ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Brooks returned to the Olympics as coach of the 2002 team, winning the silver medal. Herb Brooks died in a car crash in 2003 at the age of 66. The ice arena in Lake Placid is now named in his honor.
Jim Craig appeared in 30 NHL games from 1980 through 1984. Team captain Mike Eruzione played his last high-level hockey game in the 1980 Olympics, as he felt that he had accomplished his hockey goals with the gold medal win. Mike "Rizzo" Eruzione (born October 25, 1954) is an Italian-American former ice hockey player who was the captain of the 1980 Winter
Michaels was named "Sportscaster of the Year" in 1980 for his coverage of the event, and the team received Sports Illustrated magazine's "Sportsmen of the Year" award, as well as being named as Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press and ABC's Wide World of Sports. Sports Illustrated is an American Sports Magazine owned by media conglomerate Time Warner. Since its inception in 1954, Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the " The first Athlete of the Year award in the United States was initiated by the Associated Press (AP in 1931. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. ABC's Wide World of Sports was a long-running Sports Anthology show on American Television that ran as a series from 1961 to 1998
In 2004, ESPN, as part of their 25th anniversary, declared the Miracle on Ice to be the top sports headline, moment, and game of the period 1979–2004. ESPN, originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American Cable television network dedicated to ESPN25 is a special event conducted to mark the 25th anniversary of ESPN.
Though their immediate public reactions were generally sportsmanlike, the Soviet players' primary postgame emotion was despair, accentuated by coach Viktor Tikhonov's rage. Viktor Vasilevich Tikhonov (Виктор Васильевич Тихонов born June 4 1930) was a prominent Russian Ice hockey player and There was also fear involved; a position on the national team was a high-status placement in Soviet society, affording a better lifestyle to the players in return for the perceived propaganda value of international sporting dominance. Propaganda is a concerted set of messages aimed at influencing the opinions or behaviors of large numbers of people A loss to the U. S. team negated this goal. Though the game was on live television in the Soviet Union, it was played at 1:00 AM Moscow time. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic This afforded CPSU officials some ability to squelch news and discussion; Pravda did not carry a game report or mention the match in its post-Olympic wrap-up, and the hockey players were quickly and quietly herded away from the arrival reception for Olympic athletes at Moscow's airport. Pravda (Правда "The Truth" was a leading Newspaper of the Soviet Union and an official organ of the Central Committee of the
Despite the loss, the USSR would remain the preeminent power in international hockey until the country's 1991 break-up. Throughout the 1980s, NHL teams continued to draft Soviet players in hopes of enticing them to eventually play professionally in North America, but the first would not do so until the 1988-89 NHL season, when veteran Sergei Pryakhin joined the Calgary Flames. The 1988–89 NHL season was the 72nd season of the National Hockey League. Sergei Pryakhin (born December 7, 1963 in Moscow, Russia) is a retired Russian Ice hockey forward. The Calgary Flames are a Professional Ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In the 1989-90 NHL season, other 1980 Olympians joined the NHL, including Vyacheslav Fetisov, Alexei Kasatonov, Vladimir Krutov, Helmut Balderis, and Sergei Makarov. The 1989–90 NHL season was the 73rd season of the National Hockey League. Viacheslav (Slava Alexandrovich Fetisov (Russian Вячеслав (Слава Александрович Фетисов Vjačeslav (Slava Aleksandrovič Fetisov; born April Alexei Viktorovich Kasatonov (Алексей Викторович Касатонов born October 14, 1959 in Leningrad, Soviet Union now Russia Vladimir Yevgenyevich Krutov (Владимир Евгеньевич Крутов born June 1, 1960 in Moscow, USSR now Russia is Helmuts Balderis-Sildedzis (born July 31, 1952 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR (now Latvia) is a retired Latvian Sergei Mikhailovich Makarov (Сергей Михайлович Макаров born June 19, 1958 in Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union, now That same season, young star Alexander Mogilny defected to play for the Buffalo Sabres. Alexander Gennadevitch Mogilny (Александр Геннадиевич Могильный Aleksandr Gennadijevič Mogil'nyj) born on February 18, 1969 Soon thereafter, the collapse of the Soviet Union led to a flood of ex-Soviet stars in the NHL; since then, many of the NHL's top players have come from the former Soviet republics.
With the end of the Cold War and the fact that many players from that team went on to good careers in the NHL, more players opened up in interviews about the game. The general consensus was that the U. S deserved its hard fought win, and the Soviet players were stunned at the intensity of the U. S. team and their ability to keep playing all out no matter what the game situation.
A movie, Miracle on Ice, starring Karl Malden as Brooks and Steve Guttenberg as Craig, aired on television in 1981. Karl Malden (born on March 22, 1912) is an American Actor of Serbian origin known for his expansive manner Steven Robert "Steve" Guttenberg (born August 24 1958) is an American film and television Actor.  It incorporates actual game footage and original commentary from the 1980 Winter Games.
A second movie about the hockey victory called Miracle, starring Kurt Russell as Brooks, was released in 2004. Miracle (2004 is an American biographical Sports film about the United States men's hockey team led by head Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17 1951 is an Emmy Award - and Golden Globe -nominated American Actor. Al Michaels recreated his commentary for most of the games. Alan Richard Michaels (born November 12, 1944) is an American Television Sportscaster. The final ten seconds, however, and his "Do you believe in miracles? YES!!!" call, were from the original broadcast and used in the film since the filmmakers felt that they could not ask him to recreate the emotion he felt at that moment.
In the X-Files episode "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man," it is said that the Soviet Union lost because the Cigarette Smoking Man rigged the game by drugging the Soviet goaltender (Tretiak). The X-Files is a Peabody, Golden Globe and Emmy Award -winning American Science fiction television series created by Chris Carter " Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man " is the seventh episode of the fourth season of the television series The X-Files. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 The Cigarette Smoking Man (also known as Cancer Man or CGB Spender) was a character played by William B Vladislav Aleksandrovich Tretiak MSM (Владисла́в Алекса́ндрович Третья́к born April 25, 1952 in the village Orudyevo
The Miracle on Ice features in the last episode of Peoples Century, "Fast Forward. People's Century is a Television documentary series examining the 20th century. " to illustrate Soviet/US rivalries.
U. Vladislav Aleksandrovich Tretiak MSM (Владисла́в Алекса́ндрович Третья́к born April 25, 1952 in the village Orudyevo Moscow Oblast (Моско́вская о́бласть Moskovskaya oblast) or Podmoskovye (ru Подмоско́вье Podmoskovye) is a Viacheslav (Slava Alexandrovich Fetisov (Russian Вячеслав (Слава Александрович Фетисов Vjačeslav (Slava Aleksandrovič Fetisov; born April Moscow (Москва́ romanised: Moskvá, IPA: see also other names) is the Capital and the largest city of Alexei Viktorovich Kasatonov (Алексей Викторович Касатонов born October 14, 1959 in Leningrad, Soviet Union now Russia Saint Petersburg ( tr: Sankt-Peterburg,) is a city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva River Vladimir Vladimirovich Petrov (Влади́мир Влади́мирович Петро́в (b Krasnogorsk (Красного́рск is a town in Moscow Oblast, Russia, adjacent to the north-western boundary of Moscow, on the Moskva River Valery Borisovich Kharlamov (Валерий Борисович Харламов January 14 1948 - August 27 1981 was a star Ice hockey player from the Soviet Union Moscow (Москва́ romanised: Moskvá, IPA: see also other names) is the Capital and the largest city of Boris Petrovich Mikhailov (Борис Петрович Михайлов (born October 6, 1944 in Moscow) is a former Soviet Ice hockey right In Ice hockey, each team has a designated captain, who normally wears a "C" on his or her jersey. Moscow (Москва́ romanised: Moskvá, IPA: see also other names) is the Capital and the largest city of Helmuts Balderis-Sildedzis (born July 31, 1952 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR (now Latvia) is a retired Latvian Riga (Rīga riːga) the Capital of Latvia, is situated on the Baltic Sea coast on the mouth of the river Daugava. Zinetula "Bob" Khaidarovich Bilyaletdinov (Зинетула Хайдарович Билялетдинов Зиннәтулла Хәйдәр улы Билалетдинев (born Moscow (Москва́ romanised: Moskvá, IPA: see also other names) is the Capital and the largest city of Aleksandr Nikolaevich Golikov (Александр Николаевич Голиков (born November 26 1952) was a Russian Ice hockey player History Penza was founded in 1663 as a frontier outpost on the then southeastern border of Russia Vladimir Yevgenyevich Krutov (Владимир Евгеньевич Крутов born June 1, 1960 in Moscow, USSR now Russia is Moscow (Москва́ romanised: Moskvá, IPA: see also other names) is the Capital and the largest city of Yuri Vasilievich Lebedev (Юрий Васильевич Лебедев (born March 1 1951 in Moscow) was a Russian hockey player who competed Moscow (Москва́ romanised: Moskvá, IPA: see also other names) is the Capital and the largest city of Sergei Mikhailovich Makarov (Сергей Михайлович Макаров born June 19, 1958 in Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union, now Chelyabinsk (Челя́бинск is a city in Russia, located just to the east of the Ural Mountains, on Miass River. Aleksandr Nikolayevich Maltsev ( Russian: Александр Николаевич Мальцев born April 20, 1949 in Kirovo-Chepetsk) is a Kirovo-Chepetsk (Ки́рово-Чепе́цк is a town in Kirov Oblast, Russian Federation, located at the confluence of the Vladimir Semyonovich Myshkin (Владимир Семенович Мышкин (born June 19, 1955 in Kirovo-Chepetsk, USSR) was a Goaltender Kirovo-Chepetsk (Ки́рово-Чепе́цк is a town in Kirov Oblast, Russian Federation, located at the confluence of the Vasili Alekseevich Pervukhin (Василий Алексеевич Первухин (born January 1 1956 in Penza) was a Russian Ice History Penza was founded in 1663 as a frontier outpost on the then southeastern border of Russia Aleksandr Vikentyevich Skvortsov (Александр Викентьевич Скворцов (born August 28 1954) was a Russian Ice hockey Nizhny Novgorod (Ни́жний Но́вгород Nižnij Novgorod) colloquially shortened as Nizhny, is the fourth largest city in Russia Sergei Starikov (Сергей Стариков (born December 4 1958 in Chelyabinsk, USSR) is a Russian Ice hockey coach Chelyabinsk (Челя́бинск is a city in Russia, located just to the east of the Ural Mountains, on Miass River. Valeri Ivanovich Vasiliev (Валерий Иванович Васильев (born August 3, 1949 in Gorky, USSR) was a Russian Ice hockey Nizhny Novgorod (Ни́жний Но́вгород Nižnij Novgorod) colloquially shortened as Nizhny, is the fourth largest city in Russia S. vs. USSR
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