Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

Yesterday, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met at his country residence in Novo-Ogarevo coach and hockey team Russia – World Champions 2008, BelTA 'SE' Andrey Kuznetsov. In the meeting with the Prime Minister in addition to the champion team coach Vyacheslav Bykov and forwards Alexei Morozov, Ilya Kovalchuk and Alexander Ovechkin also participated in managing the affairs of the country's president, Vladimir Kozhin, Minister of Sport Mutko, the head of the Federal Agency for Physical Culture and Sport Vyacheslav Fetisov, the Russian Hockey Federation president Vladislav Tretiak. Opening the meeting, Putin congratulated the champion: "You have pleased the whole country, playing in the best traditions of Russian and Soviet hockey. The victory over the Canadians in the finals and has been exponential, and enjoyable. These advances contribute to the development of sports – ice hockey after your victory in the country should become even more popular.

Online sports school is engaged in about 70 thousand boys. They should join the new guys, and those juniors who will step onto the ice in Vancouver and Sochi, where they will wait only Olympic gold '. Sam was a welcome closed to the media, and upon its completion, a briefing of all participants of the meeting, but Putin and Kozhin. TV cameras showed once again the championship trophy. On the conversation with Putin, said Bykov, who said that in the past eight years, Russia has achieved many successes.

"Our victory – only part of the overall development of the country. Now a lot of time on the development of mass sport, which is necessary to ensure that this success does not become disposable. Problems and direction of lifting the mass of hockey we are with the prime minister and discussed ", – the coach of Russia. According to Fetisov, the program approved construction of 300 indoor rinks in 2011. Tretiak, in turn, noted that Putin liked the word hockey finals after victory in Canada in which the champions of the world dedicate their success in Russia. And Ovechkin told curious reporters that championship trophy fit seven 'minor' bottles of champagne. His partner in the team Kovalchuk, Vladimir Putin gave a stick, which scored the fourth and fifth goals in the World Cup finals. Mutko in response to a question, when a similar technique to any league Cup will bring our football team, joked: "Even in hockey, with its tradition of victories had to wait 15 years." Reports: Sport-Express