The state Department praised the idea of Ovechkin to build a “Team Putin”
The US state Department said to RIA Novosti the initiative of the Russian hockey player Alexander Ovechkin to create a social movement Putin Team.
“The United States respects the right to freedom of speech and thought”, — told in the state Department.
November 1, on his page on Instagram who plays for the club NHL Alexander Ovechkin announced the creation of movement in support of the Russian leader, which he decided to call Putin Team (“Team Putin”). He added that he always openly supported the President. Putin’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin appreciates the desire of the hockey player.
Ovechkin has repeatedly demonstrated loyalty to Vladimir Putin, dressed in t-shirts with his image. In addition, the captain “Washington capitals” and the head of state and played hockey.