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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


MOSCOW () -- Russian army side CSKA Moscow faces a grudge match, city derby and legal battle rolled into one when it skates out for a Russian Hockey League game in October.

The opposition? CSKA Moscow, of course.

Officials from both teams, who have dragged litigation through the courts for years over the use of one of the biggest names in Russian sport, said Friday they had no intention of backing down or changing their title.

Oct. 13 will see the first encounter between privately-run Hockey Club CSKA Moscow, led by legendary Soviet coach Viktor Tikhonov, and CSKA Moscow, the Defense Ministry side which won promotion to the top division this year.