Ninteenth century author Charles Caleb Colton once wrote that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Before writing that, the guy must have hopped in his red-painted time machine and traveled to DC to watch Alex Ovechkin and Alex Semin hang out together. Why? Because the Sashas — a sterling example of “brothers from another mother” — have so much in common. Same nationality, same first name, same DVD box set of Gilmore Girls in their living rooms. Same hats, same holey jeans, matching friendship bracelets (one suspects).
So when Ovi recently was presented with his own wax figure at Madame Taussaud’s, Sasha Minor was understandably a little bit jealous. Let’s go to the videotape!
Reporter: What if somebody makes a wax figure of you?
Alex Semin: It’d be super!
Reporter: Where would you want it to be made? In Krasnoyarsk?
Alex Semin: [After several seconds of thought] To be honest, I don’t care!
And that concludes the most forthright interview Alex Semin ever gave. For contrast, Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times and our own Igor Kleyner teamed up today for an interview that yielded this new Sasha classic: “I don’t really pay that much attention to the referees.”
Translation by Fedor Fedin. S/T to the Tumblr Tatianasn.