Alex Ovechkin has Vladimir Putin’s Phone Number

In this 2009 photo, Ovi and the rest of the Russian national team pose with Putin.

By all accounts, Alex Ovechkin is enjoying his offseason — really, I mean it, he’s thrilled. And while fellow Russian Semyon Varlamov contemplates his future, the Great Eight has been spending his time club-hopping in Moscow and vacationing in Turkey, a hot spot for Ruskies on their summer holiday. In between all this, however, Ovi found time to talk to Pavel Lysenkov for about getting Vladimir Putin’s digits, the Russian press and more.

Below, RMNB’s Igor Kleyner has the translation.

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