Putin Shows off Ice Hockey Skills

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Russian President Vladimir Putin Playing Ice Hockey for Christmas/The Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin participated in an ice hockey game this weekend with some well-known stars of the sports in Russia. The game was organized in the night from Friday to Saturday in the Red Square,  according to the press services of the Russian presidency. 

The night game took place on a picturesque ice rink decorated in the spirit of Christmas, which opens every winter in recent years, between the walls of the Kremlin and one of the most luxurious department stores of the Russian capital. , the Goum.

Putin played against hockey stars like ex-champion Pavel Bure, silver medalist at the Nagano Olympics in 1998, legendary hockey player Viatcheslav Fetisov, and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

Eighth dan of judo and amateur hockey player, Vladimir Putin participates each year in an ice hockey games to celebrate Christmas. 

Vladimir Putin, 65, who has announced his intention to run for a fourth presidential term in the presidential election in March 2018, has always cultivated the image of a strong man, performing demonstrations of judo, galloping on horseback in the taiga or extinguishing a fire at the controls of a water bomber plane. 

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Andrei Santov

Andrei, a sociologist by profession, born in Russia but currently located in UK, covers mostly European and Russia-related news for The Talking Democrat.