Anatoli Firsov Soviet hockey Stock footage

Anatoli Firsov Soviet hockey Stock footage

The leading scorer in the 1968 Olympics with 12 goals and 4 assists in seven games. After his playing and coaching days were over he moved into politics and became a member of the Russian Parliament in 1990.

SOVIET ICE HOCKEY history Sport Stock Footage Valery Kharlamov, Tretiak, goalkeeper. – YouTube

Firsov is one of the only four players to have his number retired in Soviet hockey (Bobrov, Tretiak, and Kharlamov being the others). Firsov was perhaps faster than Kharlamov, who wowed Canadian audiences with awesome speed.

Anatoli Firsov Soviet hockey Stock footage

It was Firsov’s scoring exploits that helped establish the Soviet Union’s dominance of the international hockey scene… It was revealed that Firsov had contacted Larry Regan in 1968. Regan was then the general manager of the Los Angeles Kings, and they were holding discussions concerning Firsov’s defection from the Soviet Union and playing in the National Hockey League. The arrangement fell through, as it is believed Russian authorities must have learned of this possibility. In the suppressed Communist Soviet Union, the story has never revealed until Gorbachev’s Glasnost.

In addition, we can provide Archival footage of the Soviet hockey team which come from Russian state archive and is available for worldwide licensing.

Video interviews of FIGURE SKATING COACH TAMARA Moskvina & her partner Mishin. Soviet Nationals.