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Watch Russian President Vladimir Putin play hockey after winning election

May 9, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

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 MSNBC.com’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.

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  1. cleverbob - May 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    The first thought that popped into my head was Sacha Baron Cohen running that sprint in The Dictator. Does Putin keep a start pistol tucked in his sock?

    • miketoasty - May 9, 2012 at 11:14 AM

      Bob, you are just so clever.

      • cleverbob - May 9, 2012 at 3:02 PM

        1975!

    • hockeyflow33 - May 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM

      Haha I thought the exact same thing when I saw the headline

  2. cleverbob - May 9, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    *starter pistol

  3. chill1184 - May 9, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    “This comment was censored due to lack of respect to Lord Comrade Putin”

  4. cweez2 - May 9, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Easy to do when you have the KGB playing defense. What, the KGB doesn’t exist anymore? Sure it doesn’t…

  5. rainyday56 - May 9, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    1989 was not the victory of capitalism over communism. It was a MERGER!

    /looks back at 20 years of 0 – 1.5% raises. /sobs

  6. jpelle82 - May 9, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    they forgot to mention how he arrived to the rink by parachuting from space

    • danphipps01 - May 9, 2012 at 1:28 PM

      He was playing “Highway Star” the whole way down.

  7. cruuuzcontrol - May 9, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    How did Bryzgalov get back to Russia so fast????

  8. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 9, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    In Soviet Russia, goalie keeps puck IN net. Oh wait, that’s Philly…..

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