In La Presse today, they called them the "troika" so maybe that'll catch on as the offical Press nickname for the three on them.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) Troika:
A general meaning of the Russian word troika (Cyrillic alphabet: тройка) is threesome, a collection of three of any kind. The following particular meanings entered into other languages:
A three-horse drawn sled
Troika (dance), a folk dance
Troika (triumvirate) of judges or political leaders.
It's also the only RUSSIAN restaurant I know of in Montreal (Crescent street)...same side as "Winnie's" and "Thursday's" but higher up towards Sherbrooke...
So, it's a battle between TROIKA and RUSSIAN ROULETTE?
(I think that Samsonov-Kovalev-Perezhogin will really like "TROIKA").
Also, The Hollywood nickname for that line will be "KOVAghinSONOV".