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Russians Create Their Own Hockey Hall of Fame

The Russian Hockey Federation have used the opening day of the Sochi Olympics hockey medal round to announce the establishment of the Russian Hockey Hall of Fame.

The Russians have never had a physical Hall of Fame museum to properly honour their legends. They have always honoured hockey greats with the Honoured Master of Sports designation.

146 players have been given that title over the years, dating back to 1948. More than 40 living members were on hand for the announcement of the new Hall of Fame. The new museum will be built in Moscow and is expected to be part of a new sports complex which includes three arenas. They also announced future honourees will be decided upon by a Council of Hockey Fame and inductees will be limited to four per year.

The inaugural Russian Hall of Fame inductions will include all 146 Honoured Master of Sports. Those 146 players/coaches are:

Boris Alexandrov
Veniamin Alexandrov
Alexander Almetov
Vladimir Alfer
Sergei Babinov
Yevgeni Babich
Sergei Bautin
Oleg Belakovski
Valeri Belousov
Yevgeni Belosheikin
Zinetula Bilyaletdinov
Viktor Blinov
Yuri Blinov
Vsevolod Bobrov
Igor Boldin
Nikolai Borshevski
Pavel Bure
Vyacheslav Butsayev
Vyacheslav Bykov
Vladimir Bystrov
Mikhail Bychkov
Ilya Byakin
Valeri Vasiliev
Mikhail Vasiliev
Vladimir Vikulov
Alexander Vinogradov
Leonid Volkov
Alexander Gerasimov
Alexei Guryshev
Alexei Gusarov
Alexander Gusev
Yevgeni Davydov
Vitali Davydov
Igor Dmitriev
Nikolai Drozdetski
Vladimir Yegorov
Alexei Zhamnov
Pavel Zhiburtovich
Alexei Zhitnik
Viktor Zhluktov
Boris Zaitsev
Oleg Zaitsev
Sergei Zakhvatov
Yevgeni Zimin
Viktor Zinger
Sergei Zubov
Eduard Ivanov
Anatoli Ionov
Valeri Kamenski
Sergei Kapustin
Yuri Karandin
Nikolai Karpov
Alexei Kasatonov
Darius Kasparaitis
Alexei Kovalyov
Andrei Kovalenko
Vladimir Kovin
Alexander Kozhevnikov
Alexander Komarov
Viktor Konovalenko
Yuri Korolyov
Anatoli Kostryukov
Igor Kravchuk
Vladimir Krutov
Yuri Krylov
Valentin Kuzin
Viktor Kuzkin
Boris Kulagin
Alfred Kuchevski
Igor Larionov
Konstantin Loktev
Andrei Lomakin
Vladimir Lutchenko
Yuri Lyapkin
Boris Mayorov
Yevgeni Mayorov
Sergei Makarov
Vladimir Malakhov
Alexander Maltsev
Dmitri Mironov
Boris Mikhailov
Sergei Mikhalyov
Yevgeni Mishakov
Grigori Mkrtychan
Alexander Mogilny
Yuri Moiseyev
Sergei Mylnikov
Vladimir Myshkin
Viktor Nikiforov
Valentin Nikultsev
Nikolai Ozerov
Yuri Pantyukhov
Alexander Pashkov
Vasili Pervukhin
Sergei Petrenko
Vladimir Petrov
Stanislav Petukhov
Viktor Polupanov
Vitali Prokhorov
Nikolai Puchkov
Alexander Ragulin
Igor Romishevski
Vitali Samoilov
Sergei Svetlov
Anatoli Seglin
Anatoli Semyonov
Alexander Sidelnikov
Genrikh Sidorenkov
Vadim Sinyavski
Alexander Skvortsov
Nikolai Sologubov
Sergei Starikov
Andrei Starovoitov
Vyacheslav Starshinov
Igor Stelnov
Valentin Sych
Anatoli Tarasov
Viktor Tikhonov
Ivan Tregubov
Vladislav Tretiak
Andrei Trefilov
Igor Tuzik
Viktor Tyumenev
Alexander Uvarov
Dmitri Ukolov
Vyacheslav Fetisov
Anatoli Firsov
Nikolai Khabibulin
Valeri Kharlamov
Nikolai Khlystov
Yuri Khmylyov
Andrei Khomutov
Gennadi Tsygankov
Alexander Chernykh
Arkadi Chernyshyov
Vladimir Shadrin
Viktor Shalimov
Sergei Shepelev
Mikhail Shtalenkov
Viktor Shuvalov
Nikolai Epshtein
Vladimir Yurzinov
Dmitri Yushkevich
Alexander Yakushev
Viktor Yakushev
Sergei Yashin


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