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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Bykov Gets His Bike Out

Vyacheslav Bykov

With the loquacious Andrei Nazarov now the head coach of Traktor Chelyabinsk, you'd think he'd have a corner on the market for controversy as far as Russian Super League coaches are concerned-- but I guess not...

Гаишники оштрафовали Быкова на 500 рублей

Revered Russian national team and CSKA-Moscow (Central Army) head coach Vyacheslav Bykov was pulled over in Moscow on Tuesday and cited for improperly operating his Mercedes, according to a story in the Russian paper Комсомольская правда (that's their fancy interactive headline widget-thingy above this paragraph).

The violation, of which I haven't specifically figured out yet, is said to usually involve the loss of driving privileges for two to four months; however, the next day Bykov settled out of court by merely paying a fine of only 500 rubles (less than $20).