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by Paul on 05/26/11 at 11:16 AM ET
The Russian Hockey Federation has announced the release of national team head coach Vyacheslav Bykov and assistant coach Igor Zakharkin. A new coaching staff will be named later.
The Executive Committee of the Russian Hockey Federation met on Thursday morning and the first item on the agenda was the report of national team head coach Vyacheslav Bykov about the preparation for and the performance at the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia.
The committee concluded that the performance at the 75th IIHF World Championship was not satisfactory and decided to terminate the contracts of Bykov and the assistant coach Zakharkin. All 17 committee members voted in favour of the release according to media reports.
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