Maybe the fact that I am about to reveal is pretty common known I have just missed somehow, but anyway, do you guys know that Montreal legend Jean Beliveau visited Moscow during the 1972 summit? Even more, he met Russian players, had long and pleasant conversation.
VLADIMIR VIKULOV, JEAN BELIVEAU, VALERI KHARLAMOV
According to dennis-kane.com "Jean Beliveau was in Moscow in 1972, and this photo, which used to belong to Beliveau and now belongs to me, shows him and Kharlamov having a nice time, although Kharlamov didn’t speak English and Beliveau, I’d be willing to bet a case of Molson’s on, doesn’t speak Russian. But it looks like they were enjoying each others company anyway"