Rushan Rafikov and Russia will face the United States in the 2015 World Junior Championship quarter-finals after falling 4-1 to the Czech Republic in their final round robin game.
Ivan Barbashyov scored Russia's lone goal, a power play marker, in the second period. The Czech Republic received goals from Patrik Zdrahal (2), Pavel Zacha, and Ondrej Kase.
The Czechs outshot the Russians 26-17.
The Russian's quarter-final game against the USA takes place on Jan. 2.