The Russian Hockey League (Russian: Российская хоккейная лига, Rossiyskaya khokkeynaya liga), until 2010 known as the First League (Russian: Первая лига, translit.Pervaya liga, also known as RUS-3), during the 2010–11 season known as the Championship of Russia between the club teams of regions (Russian: Первенство России среди клубных команд регионов, Pervenstvo Rossii sredi klubnykh komand regionov), is an ice hockey league in Russia. It is a feeder league to the Kontinental Hockey League and the Vysshaya Khokkeynaya Liga. Majority of teams are simply junior versions of their professional counterparts. During the era of the Soviet Championship League, it was referred to as "Class B"
The league in 2010–11 featured clubs from the 2009–10 of Pervaya Liga and also clubs that played in Vysshaya Liga but were not accepted into the VHL for 2010–11.
On 23 August, 2011 the FHR announced the creation of the Russian Hockey League that will replace the Pervaya Liga. The league will have 2 divisions. The West division will feature teams from the Center division and Povolzhie division of Pervaya Liga. The East division will feature teams from Ural and West Siberia division and Siberian and Far East division. It is to be noted that Russian Hockey League is also the name of the organization responsible for organizing the top tier league of Russia between 1996 and 1999.