|International Participated at the 1956 Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo and at six World and European Championships ... World and Olympic Champion in 1956 ... Named Best Defenceman at the World and European Championships in 1958 and 1961 ... Had the nickname "Ivan the Terrible" ... One of the best defencemen of his era.
Career Began his hockey career with ODO Khabarovsk (1950 to 1952) ... Played for CSKA Moscow of the Soviet League from 1952 to 1962 ... Continued his career with SKA Kuibyshev (1962 to 1964) and Khimik Voskresensk (1964-65) ... Won the Soviet national title six times ... Played in 283 league games and scored 60 goals ... Played in a defensive pairing with Nikolai Sologubov.