"A certificate of honour from Hitler". Putin puts a "stigma" on Ovechkin
Famous Russian hockey player Alexander Ovechkin has received a commendation from Russian President Vladimir Putin "for his labour achievements and many years of hard work". The wording of the award to the athlete, who has been living and working in the United States for many years, surprised Russian fans.
Fans call this "certificate" a stigma and compare Putin to Hitler.
"I can imagine what would have happened if a player with German roots had received a certificate of honour from Hitler in Toronto in 1944. It's about the same here." "Ovechkin is trying his best to stay away from him, and here he gets a thank you from above. Let's see how he'll keep quiet about it," users write.
Users do not see any logic in the situation with the founder of Putin Team, who is Ovechkin.
"A state award for work to a man who has lived and worked in America all his life. There must be logic here somewhere", "For labour success and conscientious work for the benefit of American capitalists? Amazing!" - Russian hockey fans wonder.
As OBOZREVATEL reported, in mid-May, Russia made an "absurd" gift to Ovechkin, "spitting in the face" of Russians. The 37-year-old Washington forward and his wife, Anastasia Shubskaya, attended the KHL season-closing ceremony in Barvikha, Moscow Region, as guests.
We would like to remind you that after the start of the full-scale invasion, Ovechkin refused to speak about the war in Ukraine. For this reason, the legendary Dominik Gashek called the Russian hockey player a "cowardly sh*t".