Russian President Vladimir Putin scores 5 goals in exhibition hockey game

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi yesterday

Playing for the Legends of Hockey team, which consists of the sport's prominent veterans, Putin was also accompanied by Russia's Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu.

Taking the Sochi Bolshoi Arena in full uniform for the annual "Legends of Hockey" exhibition game held by Russia's Night Hockey League, Putin was the star of the show, according to the Associated Press, scoring a game-high five goals and helping his team win Thursday's game 12-7.

In other news, a global humanitarian crisis was averted on Thursday when Russian president Vladimir Putin scored five goals in a.

The opposition was comprised of amateur players, plus a governor and a pro-Putin billionaire. Aleksey Dyumin, the Tula Region Governor, was again in goal just like previous year. Russian president appeared on the ice wearing his traditional number 11 on his jersey.


Putin said that hockey players set a "wonderful example" for Russians.

The Night Hockey League was founded at Putin's initiative in 2011 and aims to promote the sport in Russian Federation.

The first even took place in Moscow on May 2012, which Putin also took part in.

The 65-year-old Putin was inaugurated Monday for another six-year term that would put him on track to become Russia's longest-serving leader since Josef Stalin.

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