Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is back from vacation and training for next season at Dynamo’s practice facility (Novogorsk-Dynamo) with rival Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin, according to an Instagram photo he posted this morning. “Getting ready for the season!!” Ovechkin said in Russian, as translated by RMNB reader Olga Fedorova. “Thanks to Andrey Vorobiev for training!!))) Malkin [thumbs up].”
Andrey Vorobiev is the governor of Moscow Oblast.
Due to the wonderful power of Instagram, we find that this is not the only Russian political leader Ovechkin has skated with this summer.
Example: yesterday, when Malkin posted another group shot featuring Ovechkin and Roman Rotenberg.
A photo posted by emalkin71geno (@emalkin71geno) on
Rotenberg is SKA’s vice president of marketing, a member of the KHL’s board of directors, and a dude who was recently sanctioned on July 30th by the United States. Ovechkin also skated with Dmitri Nossov three weeks ago.
Место встречи изменить нельзя!🇷🇺#Носов #ДмитрийНосов #Депутат #АнтиДилер #ГосДума #ГосДумаРФ #Овечкин #Ovechkin #АлександрОвечкин #старыедрузья #friends #hockey #хоккей #вечернийхоккей #вечерняятренировка 🇷🇺
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Nossov won the bronze medal in judo during the 2004 Athens Olympics and is now a Deputy of the State Duma (kind of like our House of Representatives).
All this time spent with politicians is good news for Alex Ovechkin. He’s finally learning how to work the officials.
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