Global research team cracks bacteria transmission codes to combat drug-resistant strainsScience & Space May 23, 17:44
Federal agency confirms 'Far Eastern hectare' project with Seagal under developmentSociety & Culture May 23, 17:20
Ukrainian politician warns imposing TV language quotas may deepen rift in societyWorld May 23, 17:06
Russia to host 2017, 2018 FIFA Cups at highest possible level — Putin to InfantinoSport May 23, 16:32
Russian rotocraft producer and Gazprom to modify helicopters for offshore deposit projectsBusiness & Economy May 23, 16:21
Chechen human rights ombudsman slams LGBT persecution claims as hypeRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 23, 16:03
Extension of OPEC deal aimed at aligning energy prices dynamics, Kremlin saysBusiness & Economy May 23, 15:41
Kremlin unveils Putin-Macron talks agendaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 23, 15:16
Syrian opposition faction leader warns Geneva talks may break downWorld May 23, 15:10
SOCHI, February 06. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s male ice hockey team will play in the Winter Olympics in the southern Russian city of Sochi with the strongest squad in the last few years, Russian Minister of Sports Vitaly Mutko told reporters on Thursday.
It was earlier reported that forward Pavel Datsyuk, who had not played over an injury since Jan. 1, started ice training.
Russia will hold the first match against Slovenia at the Olympics Feb. 13.
“According to our information, Datsyuk should come out on the ice,” Mutko said. “He is a key player of our team. Russian team’s potential is very high, for the first time in the last few years we have selected a roster, which includes the whole constellation of such players as Ovechkin, Malkin, Datsyuk, Varlamov, Kovalchuk...Certainly, this is a very strong team. But we should certainly have some luck,” he noted.