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Vladimir Putin plays hockey with Russian legends in Sochi (video, photos)

Jan 4, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT

Vladimir Putin continued his winter sports tour in Sochi on Saturday, playing hockey at the site of the Olympic hockey gold-medal games.

Putin played a friendly game with Russian Olympians and NHL legends Pavel Bure and Slava Fetisov and Belarus president Aleksander Lukashenko, according to Russian outlet RT.

Also Saturday, Putin watched parts of a rehearsal of the Opening Ceremony set for Feb. 7 and softened his decree outlawing demonstrations and protests during the Games.

Here are video highlights of Putin’s hockey game:

Here are photos:

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Video: Putin skis on Sochi slopes

  1. 13datsyuk13 - Jan 4, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    He kept going to the front of the net.

  2. csilojohnson - Jan 4, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    just keeps getting better. lol

  3. 950003cups - Jan 4, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    That goalie will be missing from civilization within 24 hours.

  4. cspsrbums - Jan 7, 2014 at 1:49 AM

    Goes in front of the net something the Capitals don’t know how to do

  5. cspsrbums - Jan 7, 2014 at 1:51 AM

    I wonder if Obama will get out there and support the US hockey team? I bet if it was our basketball team he would suit up.

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