Ovechkin and Co. saddle a tank

Russia’s hockey squad has taken a day off at the World Championships in Minsk to visit an open-air World War II museum not far from the Belarusian capital.

The complex, build on the spot of a fierce battle between Soviet and Nazi forces, possesses actual military fortifications and over 50 operational historical vehicles and artillery items.

Team captain Alex Ovechkin showed great dexterity while firing from a legendary Maxin machine gun.

The national team, which has so far won all of its games in the tournament, completed the excursion by riding atop a tank.