Tikhonov led the national team to gold medals at three straight Olympic Games in 1984, 1988 and 1992 and and wom eight world ice hockey championships as a coach.
He also led CSKA Moscow to 13 consecutive Soviet championships (1977-1989) and 13 consecutive European Cup titles.
Tikhonov ended his career in 2004.
The International Ice Hockey Federation called Tikhonov "one of international hockey's most successful coaches of all time.
The legendary coach is in the IIHF Hall of Fame.