Photo: Pavel Lysenkov
In his latest article in Sovetsky Sport, Pavel Lysenkov embedded an obscure photo from nine years ago which I totally had to share. It’s Washington Capitals captain Alex Oveckhin dressed-up in ridiculous battle armor and posing with a horse with an emo haircut. He’s Alexander The Great. Get it?! His name is Alexander and he’s gr8, so…
Alexander of Macedonia (a.k.a. Alexander the Great) was a Greek leader who ruled a vast empire– including Russia– in the fourth century BCE. He’s been a hero in Russian culture ever since. (I may or may not have read the entire Wikipedia article last night.)
A high-res image of Ovi in Alexander garb was first featured in the October 2006 edition of Russian Maxim. If there are more photos, please scan them and upload them into the comments because the internet needs them.
3/25 Update: @krazylykeafox just sent us another photo from this photoshoot and it’s glorious.
— Katie @ [SCREAMS IN JOCK ABOUT SPORTS] (@krazylykeafox) March 25, 2015
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