Май 4, 2015
The President of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation Vladislav Tretiak:
- My congratulations with the beginning of the IIHF World Championship in the Czech Republic, which I am sure will be an exciting ending of the 2014/15 hockey season. This tournament means a lot for us, because the National Team has an ambitious goal – to defend the champions' title, to show fighting and winning spirit, which has always been selient for the Russian hockey.
Very soon – in 2016 – Russia will host World Championship in Moscow and St. Petersburg. We look forward to this event and we will be happy to accept advanced international experience in organizing and hosting of major international sporting events.
I would like to wish the teams participating in the World Championship 2015 a very best of luck, and fans of our sport - interesting matches and authentic hockey emotions.
We believe in National Team!