team Russian Federation

They were Olympic Champions, World Champions and European Champions - since the 2004 Olympic bronze medal, Russia haven’t made it to the semi-final at major events. After missing the EURO qualification for Croatia, former Olympic, World and European Champion (as a player) Eduard Koksharov took over the team and they made it from the pre-qualification through the playoffs against the Czechs to the 2019 World Championship. Parallel, Koksharov is sports director of 2017 Champions League winner HC Vardar - and it is the Russian plan to give talents playing time at this club.

Competition records:

World Championship match results: (USSR until 1990, CIS until 1993, from then on Russia): 1964: 5, 1967: 4, 1970: 9, 1974: 5, 1978: SILVER, 1982: GOLD, 1986: 10, 1990: SILVER, 1993: GOLD, 1995: 5, 1997: GOLD, 1999: SILVER, 2001: 6, 2003: 5, 2005: 8, 2007: 6, 2009: 16, 2013: 7, 2015: 19

Olympic Games match results: 1976: GOLD, 1980: SILVER, 1988: GOLD, 1992: GOLD, 1996: 5, 2000: GOLD, 2004: BRONZE, 2008: 6

European Championship match results: 1994: SILVER, 1996: GOLD, 1998: 4, 2000: SILVER, 2002: 5, 2004: 5, 2006: 6, 2008: 13, 2010: 12, 2012: 15, 2014: 11, 2016: 9

Qualification for Denmark/Germany 2019: winner of the European Playoff against Czech Republic

Coach: Eduard Koksharov