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Russia’s Putin plays hockey in Red Square alongside defence minister

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By ITN News Editor December 26, 2019 14:30

Russia’s Putin plays hockey in Red Square alongside defence minister

Russian president Vladimir Putin played a hockey match in the Red Square alongside the country’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and legendary hockey players late.The match was part of the Night Hockey League (NHL) tournament – a union of amateur ice-hockey clubs. The Night Hockey League was founded at Putin’s initiative in 2011 and aims to promote the sport in Russia.The teams are usually composed of the Russian politicians, representatives of the elite and famous Soviet and Russian hockey players.Hockey game in Red Square ice rink is before the New Year is traditional for the Russian President. Last year Putin managed to score five goals to lead his team to 14-10 victory.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 26, 2019 14:30

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