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After 1991, the Soviet team competed as the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Team Unified Team] at the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_Team_at_the_1992_Winter_Olympics 1992 Winter Olympics] and as the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_of_Independent_States Commonwealth of Independent States] at the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Men%27s_World_Ice_Hockey_Championships 1992 World Championship]. In 1993, it was replaced by national teams for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belarus_men%27s_national_ice_hockey_team Belarus], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estonia_men%27s_national_ice_hockey_team Estonia], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan_men%27s_national_ice_hockey_team Kazakhstan], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latvia_men%27s_national_ice_hockey_team Latvia], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuania_national_ice_hockey_team Lithuania], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia_national_ice_hockey_team Russia] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine_national_ice_hockey_team Ukraine]. The IIHF recognized the Russian as the successor to the Soviet Union team and passed its ranking on Russia. The other national hockey teams were considered new and sent to compete in Pool C.
The IIHF Team of the Century included four Soviet-Russian players out of a team of six. Goalie [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladislav_Tretiak Vladislav Tretiak], defenseman [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vyacheslav_Fetisov Vyacheslav Fetisov] and forwards [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valeri_Kharlamov Valeri Kharlamov] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergei_Makarov Sergei Makarov] who played for the Soviet teams in the 1970s and the 1980s were voted on to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IIHF_Centennial_All-Star_Team IIHF Centennial All-Star Team] in a poll conducted by a group of 56 experts from 16 countries
 
 
 
The '''Soviet Union men's national junior ice hockey team''' represented the Soviet Union at the IIHF World U20 Championship (also known as the World Junior Championship).
 
In 1992 it was replaced by the Unified Team for one year as the Soviet Union began to break up. Starting in 1993 the team was replaced by teams representing the now-separate republics. Russia is the largest.
 
The team won the gold medal in: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, and 1989.
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