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Anatoli Tarasov

Anatoli Tarasov was born December 10,1918. He is often referred to as the father of Russian ice hockey. Tarasov began his career as a player in Moscow at the end of the 1940s and quickly became interested in developing ice hockey in his native land. Under his guidance, the Soviet Union won the IIHF World Championship title in 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971 and the Olympic Gold in 1964 and 1968. Between 1950 and 1974, he won 17 national championships and six IIHF European Cup Championships with his club team CSKA. This great coach was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto in 1974. Anatoli Tarasov passed away in June 1995. He was inducted to the IIHF Hall of Fame within the builders' category in 1997.

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