Russian hockey player Alexander Ovechkin, the Creator of the public movement in support of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin Putin Team (“Team Putin”), in an interview with RIA Novosti said about for whom the movement was created.
Responding to a question whether the supporters of the Putin Team to collect signatures in support of the Russian leader needed to provide to the Russian Central election Commission, Ovechkin said, “Our movement is not about campaigning and collecting signatures, but about the people who share basic human values such as trust, respect, fairness, pride for the country”.
Also, the hockey player said that this movement is unofficial and informal, it is governed only by common sense and real human values. Ovechkin pointed out that he had not discussed the creation of a Team with Putin by Putin and the presidential administration of Russia.
The athlete added that “Putin’s Team” has joined more than 600 cities and more than 50 countries.
The creation of the movement in support of Putin Ovechkin announced on 1 November. He added that he always openly supported the President. Putin’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin appreciated the initiative of the hockey player.