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MOSCOW, September 22. /TASS/. Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Tuesday he does not want Russia to host the World Cup of Hockey before 2018 as the country is busy with preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Roman Rotenberg, the first vice president of the Russian Hockey Federation (RHF), told TASS earlier that Russia would pursue bid to host the World Cup of Hockey.
"We are cautious about new sports projects Russia will host before 2020," Mutko said.
"We should understand that the World Cup is our priority for 2018 and holding major tournaments before this time is undesirable," he said.
"But if the RHF want to hold the World Cup [of Hockey] at its own expense, we will support the idea,’ Mutko added.
The World Cup of Hockey is an international ice hockey tournament. Inaugurated in 1996, it was the successor to the previous Canada Cup, which ran from 1976 to 1991.
The next World Cup of Hockey will be held in Toronto in September 2016.
According to Rotenberg, "it is logical to hold the World Cup of Hockey in Russia after it takes place in Canada."