Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded the Russian hockey player Pavel Bure with the Order of Merit for the Fatherland, IV degree. The decree on state awards has been made public on the legal data portal.
The document notes that Bure received the order “for his great contribution to the development of physical culture and sports, many years of conscientious work.”
49-year-old Pavel Bure played for CSKA, Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers, New York Rangers. In 1989 he received the title of USSR champion, and in 1990 – world champion. Bure is named in the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame and the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame.
Earlier it was reported that FHR nominated Bure to the place of Vladislav Tretyak on the board of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Tretiak is forced to leave his post in connection with the sanctions of the World Anti-Doping Agency, according to which Russian officials are prohibited from holding leading positions in international organizations.