Representative of the legislative (representative) branch of the Government of the Primorsky Region; First Deputy Chairman of the Federal Council social policy committee
Vyacheslav Fetisov is a two-time Olympic champion, six-time World Champion, honored Master of Sports of the USSR and honored former coach of Russia's ice hockey team. Playing for Spartak (Moscow) he participated in 143 games and scored 51 pucks for USSR National Team at World Championships, Olympic Games, Canada Cups and World Cups (from 1977 to 1996).
In October 2008, Vyacheslav Fetisov was appointed Senator for the Primorsky Kray of the Council of Federation (official title: Representative of the Legislative (Representative) State Authority for the Primorsky Kray). In November of the same year, Fetisov became chairman of the Commission for Physical Culture, Sport and Olympic Movement development of the Council of Federation.
Fetisov is decorated with numerous awards such as Order of Merit for the Fatherland of the IV degree (2000), Order of the Red Banner of Labor, Order of the Badge of Honor (twice), Order of Lenin, Order of Honor, Vladimir Vysotsky Award for courage, shown in hockey (1999) as well as the Olympic Silver Order (2000), the Gold Medal of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) (2000). A laureate of the Russian National Olympus Prize (2004), he was decorated with the Certificate of Honor of the Russian Government. In 2001, Fetisov he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of IIHF.
Prior to his recent appointment Fetisov served the last four years as Head of the Federal Agency for Physical Culture and Sport following his joining in 2002 as Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Council for Physical Culture and Sport, and Chairman of the State Committee for Physical Culture and Sport.
Fetisov has served on the WADA Foundation Board since 2004 and as Chairman of WADA Athlete Committee since 2005. He is the first Chairperson of UNESCO’s International Convention against Doping in Sport.
From August 2001, Fetisov was General Manager and Head Coach of the Russian National Team at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City USA, where he was awarded by the Order of Lenin, the Red Banner of Labor and Badge of Honor (twice).
Fetisov moved to the United States in 1989 and played for the NHL’s New Jersey Devils until 1994, and then from 1998 the Detroit Red Wings. During this time he staged 662 games and scored 38 pucks goals for with NHL, and was awarded the Stanley Cup in 1997 and 1998.
Fetisov graduated from the Military Institute for Physical Culture in 1983. He debuted in the masters team of 1975 and played with CSKA until 1989.
Vyacheslav Fetisov was born in 1958 and is married with a daughter.