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Red Army

During the Cold War, the Eastern and Western Blocs spearheaded by the Soviet Union and the United States respectively became embroiled in a fractious political stand-off that sparked a series of heated confrontations, including the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. This bitter rivalry also played out in the sporting arena, including ice rinks where the Soviet Union's national ice hockey team achieved global domination under coach Viktor Tikhonov. Under his control, the Soviets won gold at eight World Championships and also stood atop the winner's podium at the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Winter Olympic Games hosted in Sarajevo, Calgary and Albertville, France, respectively. Gabe Polsky's fascinating documentary relives the rise of the Soviet team and speaks to former players including Viacheslav Fetisov about his country's approach to winning tournaments, breeding a generation of young players who worked as a team and were ironically wooed to America's lucrative NHL.