World championship hockey in Russia! Let’s cheer our own!
Today sees the start of the 80th Men’s World Hockey Championships in Russia, with 16 countries competing for the prestigious trophy at ice venues in Moscow and St Petersburg. The first match will see our country’s national team crossing sticks with the Czechs. Everyone involved with the Gazprom Neft Cup wishes our Russian hockey player every success, and great games! We have no doubt that, some day, the players in that international youth tournament will be not just cheering on the national team, but taking to the ice in Olympic and World Championships in major Russian teams in their own right. But today, we are #cheering on our own!