Kremlin unaware of alleged arrest of Russians in SerbiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 15:00
Russia’s Central Bank keeps key rate at 10%Business & Economy October 28, 14:02
Russian expert says information war against Moscow not helping to solve Syrian conflictRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 14:01
Russia to launch Soyuz MS-03 manned spacecraft to ISS on November 17Science & Space October 28, 13:36
Results of trilateral talks of Russian, Syrian and Iranian top diplomatsWorld October 28, 13:33
Germany sees no reason to change Normandy format — Foreign MinistryWorld October 28, 13:31
St. Petersburg shipyard lays keel of new-type corvetteMilitary & Defense October 28, 13:18
Lavrov hopes to work out constructive solution on Syria at meeting with Muallem, ZarifRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 28, 13:15
Press review: expansion of Turkey's military operation in Syria and new sanctions' put offPress Review October 28, 13:00
SOCHI, May 15. /TASS/. President Vladimir Putin could hit the ice during this year's Night Hockey League festival in Sochi, Russia’s Black Sea resort, on Saturday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
Putin had proved his sporting skill when amateur teams gathered for last year's event, a tournament created to promote the amateur game with support from the president and veteran players. And the game still thrills the head of state, said the presidential spokesman.
But putting on the skates was a matter for the president alone, Peskov said. "This cannot be ruled out, but it is up to him to take the final decision," he said.
Affairs of state had already kept him from watching the match when Russia beat Sweden 5-3 in the 2015 World Championship quarter-final in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Thursday.
And there were no plans yet to attend the final in Prague on Sunday, Peskov said, after Thursday's result had set up a semi-final clash between Russia and the U.S. in the Czech capital on Saturday.
But Putin was in training, Peskov told reporters, while keeping sport scribes guessing on why the president always chooses kit sporting Number 11.