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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Hockey Dissatisfaction

In an open letter to participating members of a conference of the Russian Hockey Federation, three top Russian hockey players — Vyacheslav Fetisov, Pavel Bure and Alexei Zhamnov — have cited their dissatisfaction with the federation, according to a report Saturday in the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily.

"We view the work of the Russian Hockey Federation as dissatisfactory and results at all levels prove this," the letter claimed.

The letter comes prior to an April 18 federation election to vote in new members. Fetisov, Bure and Zhamnov "hope that the members will make the correct choice of new members on whom the service of the federation depends," the letter stated.