In 1967, the first international tournament was held between eight teams upon the initiative of the USSR and the Czech Republic at this level. The competition was the European Championship.
Now, the under 18 World Championship is held yearly by the IIHF. Overall, Russia have won it on sixteen occasions (1967, 1969-1971, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2007). Also, the team competes in the Four Nations, as well as the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.
Head coach: Sergei Golubovich