The caption reads: “I wasn’t looking at the welding arc. May I now lick the frozen iron?” (Photo credit: Maxim Russia)

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been making the rounds lately to promote the upcoming Olympics and his (Gilette-sponsored) “steely character.” Last week, Ovechkin spoke to R-Sport about his impressive car collection and how his parents remain confused as to why he needs more than one car.

This week, Ovechkin strapped into a robot suit for Maxim Russia and yapped about more fascinating things. Ovechkin detailed his training regimen and how much he does or does not lift weights during the season, he mis-remembered where the phrase “Russian machine never breaks” comes from, and he revealed the last time he was scared.

Below, Igor Kleyner has your translation.

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