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Vladimir Putin participates in Night Hockey League friendly match

On Wednesday evening, 25 December, Vladimir Putin scored several goals in the traditional New Year’s night hockey league match, which was formed at his initiative eight years ago.

Several of Russia’s biggest names in the winter sport took to the ice on the president’s side, including Sergey Fedorov, Pavel Bure and Valery Kamensky.

Russian President Vladimir Putin during a break in the New Year’s friendly match of the Night Hockey League at the rink on Red Square.

The game on Red Square ended with a victory for Putin’s team, which scored 8:5. Between periods, Russian President Putin spoke with participants in a meeting at a cafe by the ice rink.