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In a sign of what was to come, Starikov was chosen as a member of the Soviet Union National Team for the squad that took on the NHL's best in the 1979 Challenge Cup in Madison Square Garden, a three game series won decisively by the Soviets with a 6-0 shutout in Game 3.
That spring, he would make his senior level World Championships debut with a single game at the 1979 Worlds as the Soviets would win the gold medal as hosts in Moscow.
Viacheslav Fetisov, Alexei Kasatonov, Vladimir Krutov, former Shark Sergei Makarov and actors who played the rest of the Russian team were described by one film reviewer as "scowling automatons".
Starikov then played in his final World Championships that spring, finishing with a silver medal thanks to losing to Sweden via a tie breaker of goal differential."This is a historic event - to come to Moscow and play at Red Square," (Scotty) Bowman said."And it's an honour to have all these great players to play here at a time to honour the heritage of the Soviet and Russian ice hockey." If the visuals do not immediately grab you in the Youtube video above, Igor Larionov's daughters Alyonka and Diana Larionov sang a beautiful rendition of Ave Maria over a clip of classic Russian hockey highlights during the first intermission. More from the archives on Miracle's portrayal of the USA Olympic team and the Soviet national team can be found here, here and here.Still, he persevered and a third season with CSKA saw him set a new personal best with 6 goals and his first 20 point season, his highest in the Soviet league.That led to a recall by the national team and he suited up for the 1983 World Championships, where he scored 5 points, including a goal, as the Soviets won gold in West Germany.