Over the weekend, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin posted a shirtless selfie on Instagram. Again. As this is a regular occurrence, I didn’t make much of it, but just in case I asked actual RMNB Russian Igor Kleyner if there was any significance to the photo.
Ovechkin is posing inside Russia’s most famous bath house: Sanduny.
The cultural and architectural landmark is located in Moscow and was first built in 1808. Like look at these photos; it’s pretty fancy.
The things that both Ovechkin and Malkin are wearing on their heads are the traditional steam room hats. They allegedly keep your head from overheating, which if you really think about it doesn’t make a lick of sense.
The best part of Ovi’s photo was obviously this:
Over the weekend, Ovi also visited with Mikhail Grabovski and posed with 12 women.
Pretty normal weekend for him I guess.
Additional reporting by Igor Kleyner.