I've always wanted to know how the Russian hockey program started? When did the game reach russian... that kind of thing.Any ideas?
Real quick rundown:Russians had always had hockey-like games, most notably bandy.Canadian hockey was introduced in the 1930s, but only a few people were dedicated to it.As part of a way to show Soviet superiority the government began looking to dominate international sport after WWII. That's when Canadian hockey became a main focus.Here's a good link: http://www.russianrocket.de/welcome.htm
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