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WATCH: Vladimir Putin scores winning goal in amateurs v legends ice hockey match

The Russian president’s talents know no limits, it appears.
May 9th 2012, 5:32 PM 344 2

IS THERE ANYTHING the Russian president can’t do?

Vladimir Putin took time out from riding around on horseback shirtlessshooting Siberian tigers, and (0bviously) running the country to feature in a challenge ice hockey match.

In front of the likes of Silvio Berlusconi and Gerhard Schroeder, the 59-year-old played with a team of amateurs against a side made up of Russian and Soviet legends at Moscow’s Magesport.

Trailing 4-3 in the final quarter Putin annonuced his entrance to the action by scoring the equaliser and setting up another as it finished all-square.

And with penalties to follow, the man of the moment flicked the winner past the opposing goaltender, who, admittedly, didn’t seem to make much of an effort to keep it out.

Michael D, if you’re reading this, we want to see you stick a spot-kick beyond Packie Bonner.


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(h/t: Deadspin)

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