Two months after he mysteriously disappeared from the public eye, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s machismo was again on full display as he skated with former NHL stars in an exhibition hockey game. Putin’s team, which featured former NHL players Valeri Kamensky and Pavel Bure, won 18-6, with the 62-year-old scoring eight goals. His movement around the ice, however, was generally unimpeded, with nothing vaguely resembling the inherent physicality of the game.
The exhibition hockey game was part of the Night Hockey League tournament in the Black Sea resort in Sochi. Players wore No. 70 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.