Putin presidential bid on ice? That’s the goal!
The fact that Putin is in good physical shape is no secret to the world: the PM has been seen shooting a whale with a dart in the sea and a Siberian tiger with a tranquilizer gun in the forest; driving a yellow Renault Formula One race car and scaling an alpine climbing wall without the aid of a safety harness…
This time the Presidential candidate has been televised playing ice-hockey in a 40 minute game with former Russian hockey stars. After the game, he had tea with his teammates, and was given a hockey jersey by former player and Russian Ice Hockey Federation President Vladislav Tretiak.
Putin said he was trying to “attract more attention to hockey as a game” ahead of the Winter Olympic Games that will be held in Sochi, Russia, in 2014.