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Watch Russian President Vladimir Putin play hockey after winning election

Vladimir Putin

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, left, talks to a referee during the All-Russian ice hockey festival among amateur teams at Megasport Arena in Moscow, Monday, May 7, 2012. Putin played for Team of the Russian Amateur Ice Hockey League, which competed with the Russian Legends Team. (AP Photo/Sergei Karpukhin, pool)


Being a head of state comes with many perks. For newly re-elected Russian President Vladimir Putin that means getting to play a good old game of hockey as a way to celebrate being approved by the people once again.

Check out the video of Putin in action in this story from’s Dara Brown. Here’s to hoping the officials called things nicely in favor of Putin’s team, you never want to upset the President of any country, never mind Russia.