MOSCOW, November 28. /TASS/. A pre-New Yr gala ice hockey match on Moscow’s iconic Pink Sq. with the participation on Russian President Vladimir Putin has not but been deliberate, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated on Saturday.
“We’ll see, it has not but been deliberate,” the spokesman stated on the ceremony to unveil the Pink Sq. skating rink.
“Usually, it [the game] is organized inside fairly a brief timeframe within the run-up to the New Yr. We now have not deliberate it but, however this can’t be dominated out,” Peskov continued, including that this open-air occasion will probably be “pretty secure” from the epidemiological standpoint if organized with “sure precautions.”
On December 25, 2020, the crew of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Protection Minister Sergei Shoigu received 8:5 in a Night time Hockey League match performed on the Pink Sq.. Putin scored greater than half of his crew’s targets.
The Russian chief wore his customary crimson ice hockey jersey, sporting quantity 11. Putin’s crew included Protection Minister Sergei Shoigu, in addition to legendary veterans and former NHL stars: Pavel Bure, Valeri Kamensky, Sergei Fedorov, Alexei Kasatonov and others. Their opponents, carrying white jerseys, embrace Tula governor Alexei Dyumin, businessmen Gennady Timchenko, Vladimir Potanin and Roman Rotenberg, jazz saxophonist Igor Butman, Moscow Area governor Andrei Vorobyev and others.
The Night time Ice Hockey League was established at Putin’s initiative a number of years in the past. Hockey fanatics began gathering at sports activities stadiums throughout their spare time, often late within the night (therefore the league’s identify) to play their favourite recreation only for enjoyable. Famend Soviet and Russian hockey stars joined the initiative to assist prepare for normal bouts involving newbie groups throughout Russia in a nationwide event.
The Russian chief first appeared on the ice taking part in hockey in 2012, simply a number of hours after his inauguration. He has performed usually since then at this annual occasion, and through the newest match of the Night time Ice Hockey League on December 29, 2018, on Moscow’s Pink Sq. Putin scored a gap objective that led his crew to 14-10 win over the opponents.