Up to the late 1970's only three clubs had won the championship; Dynamo Moscow, CSKA Moskow and SKA Jekaterinburg, but then Dynamo Alma-Ata, Zorkij (Krasnogorsk) and Jenisei (Krasnojarsk) took over. Dynamo Moscow have the most number of Soviet/Russian championships with 15, followed by SKA Jekaterinburg (12), Jenisei (11) and Vodnik (Archangelsk)(5). Today the dominating clubs are Vodnik and Jenisei, while other well-known clubs are Sibselmash (Novosibirsk), Sibskana (Irkutsk), Start (Nishnij Novgorod), Stroitel (Syktyvkar) and Volga (Uljanovsk).
Russia also have a Cup tournament, which has benn held 1937-1941, 1945-1954 and then annualy since 1983. Again Dynamo Moscow are the most successful with 13 Cup triumphs, followed by Zorkij (6), Vodnik (5), Jenisei (4) and CSKA Moscow (3).
Russia (Soviet Union) have participated in all World Championships along with Sweden and Finland. They dominated for the first twenty years of international bandy and won the first eleven World Championships (1957 - 1979) and after that four more times (1985, 1989, 1991 & 1999) and have never been worse than third (1987)