Bure another Russian hockey mystery

Updated: November 4, 2005, 12:23 PM ET
By Damien Cox | Special to ESPN.com

In 1999, Pavel Bure, then still a dazzling NHL goal scorer, consented to a television interview with "Frontline" to talk about his controversial relationship with an alleged Russian mobster.

Bure denied business ties with Anzor Kikalishvili, regarded by international law enforcement officials as an organized crime figure, but stood by Kikalishvili as a close friend.

"You can't really explain it. [Russia is] a total different society, it's total different mentality, and it's like ...

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