Russian President Vladimir Putin Plays Ice hockey And Scores A Goal Within 4 Minutes

One of Russia's leading newscasts was interrupted Saturday night with reports on President Vladimir Putin's latest attempt to subdue his enemies and assert his dominance. But this time, it was on a hockey rink in Sochi. Enjoy our this week's RANDOM WEDNESDAY of Putin playing ice hockey.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is a man of many talents. From kicking butt in judo to shirtless river fishing to hunting full-grown tigers, Putin has proven himself a Renaissance man.

Famed for his love of martial arts, Putin throws a competitor in a judo session at an athletics school in St. Petersburg on December 18, 2009.

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Putin enjoys some fishing during his vacation to the Tuva region on July 20, 2013

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Assisted by a Russian scientist, Putin fixes a satellite transmitter to a tiger during his visit to the Ussuriysky forest reserve of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the Far East on August 31, 2008.

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Now, when he’s not threatening to invade Ukraine, he’s showing off his hockey skills on the ice

Vladimir Putin triumphed in a game of ice hockey in Sochi

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On Saturday, 10 May 2014, The Russian President hit the ice for a game of hockey in the All-Russia Festival of Night Hockey League

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, takes part in a gala match of the National Amateur Ice Hockey Teams’ Festival organized by the Night Ice Hockey League in Sochi

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The Kremlin-run 24-hour news station Russia reports — surprise! — within the first few minutes of the special All-Russia Festival of Night Hockey game in Sochi, Putin scored a goal. He was so happy that he almost smiled about it.

WATCH: The Russian President play ice hockey with legendary Russian players Vyacheslav Fetisov, Pavel Bure, Aleksey Kasatonov and Valery Kamensky

While hockey is a notoriously physical sport, no one so much as laid a finger on him during the match

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a friendly hockey match between the Stars of the NHL 1 and the Stars of the NHL 2 teams at The Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi

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But can you really blame them? They probably don't want to face this type of wrath.

Oops. We mean this type of wrath.


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