the Official website of FHR reported the changes in the coaching staff of Russian national team. Is Alexei Kudashov, who according to media reports, left the team and will leave the post of coach of SKA for family reasons, head coach of the national team became Valery Bragin.

Bragin known for his work with the youth team of Russia. He led the team in 2010 and 2012, and from 2014 to 2020. During this time the Russian team in 2011 won the world championship four times won the second and twice has won a bronze award.

“it is a Great honor and responsibility to be the head coach of the national team. Thank you for the confidence in the leadership of the FHR. The system works in the main team of the country in search and selection of candidates, the conditions for the development and training of long-established players. Between the national teams of all ages have constant communication, continuity, all have been a single entity and subject to the achievement of the overall result. Our system works gives the fruit, in particular, the results of the performance of the Junior teams are much better than they were 5-7 years ago. At the same time, we have very much. It is possible that the next world Cup will be held without NHL players, so we need to make the most for the preparation of players in Russia”, – quotes the words Bragin a press-service FHR.

“the New head coach of the national team Valery Bragin needs no introduction. In different years the expert has worked with club teams, Junior and youth national team, which he headed for 8 years and won 7 medals (gold, four silver and two bronze). Through his hands passed all the current generation of players, currently being the stars. Specialist enjoys huge respect from players,” – said the head of the FHR Vladislav Tretiak.

to Help Bragin will Alexei Zhamnov, Andrei Kozyrev, as well as invited from the youth team Alexander Boikov. To lead the Olympic team will still be Oleg Bratash.