"Fear of the superior": the Finnish hockey player revealed the whole truth about the Russians
Finnish ice hockey player Janne Laakkonen shared his memories of playing for Russian "South Ural", Kazakh "Arystan" and "Kulager", as well as Belarusian "Neman". In particular, the 41-year-old athlete was surprised that there is a great fear of superiors in these countries.
Laakkonen, who has played in more than ten European countries, said this in an interview with iltalehti.fi. He also said that Russian hockey players have always been addicted to alcohol and their coaches had to gather the teams early in the morning on weekends to prevent the athletes from going on a bender.
"The countries of the former Soviet Union are particularly unique: there is always fear of the superior there and teams are managed with threats. In Russia, hockey players can't have free time, because for Russian players it implies vodka. On the weekend, everyone had to gather in the gym at 10 o'clock. The coaches would then briefly stop by and say a few words before letting the players rest. The players also liked to drink beer. They drink it even if there is a practice the next day," the Finnish hockey player noted.
Earlier, the Moscow hockey club CSKA provided assistance to the terrorist battalion Espanyola. This military unit, formed from fans of various clubs of the Russian Federation, illegally invaded the territory of Ukraine and is killing civilians.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, earlier a high-profile scandal in world hockey erupted because of CSKA Moscow goalkeeper Ivan Fedotov. The 26-year-old vice-champion of the 2022 Olympics was forcibly conscripted into military service last July.
In a recent interview, Fedotov admitted that he was literally counting the days until he could be demobilized from the Russian army.