Believe it or not, the Detroit Red Wings, at one point, had the best hockey team in NHL history.

During the 1990’s, the Russian Five, were an unstoppable force.

The Russian Five: Detroit Red Wing’s documentary

Expertly assembled by coach Scotty Bowman, they consisted of five Soviets who joined the Wings, they were:

Sergei Federov, Vladimir Konstantinov, Slava Kozlov, Viacheslav Fetisov and Igor Larionov.

The Russian Five: Detroit Red Wing’s documentary

Just a few days after winning the Stanley Cup in 1997, the limo carrying Vladimir Konstantinov crashed on Woodward Avenue just north of 14 Mile Road in Birmingham, Michigan and paralyzed Vladdie for life, thus, ending the reign of the Russian Five.

The documentary ‘The Russian Five’ was written and directed by Port Huron native Joshua Riehl and produced by West Bloomfield resident Jenny Feterovich.

The Russian Five: Detroit Red Wing’s documentary

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Vladimir Konstantinov Special Needs Trust.

You can also view this documentary at your local cinema.

The Russian Five: Detroit Red Wing’s documentary

Buy tix to the premiere

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-russian-five-red-carpet-charity-event-tickets-58039089479

Homepage

https://therussianfive.com/

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