The NHL champion ate Ukrainian borscht from the Stanley Cup. Photo fact
Latvian hockey player Teodors Blugers provoked a stir on social media by showing a photo of himself with the Stanley Cup. The 29-year-old forward had lunch with the trophy, which he brought to show his countrymen.
Blugers became the second Latvian in history, after Sandis Ozolins, to win the most coveted hockey trophy. The first thing he did when he arrived home was to eat his favourite dish, his grandmother's Ukrainian borscht.
Afterwards, the athlete's mother had to wash the dishes well.
After that, the trophy was exhibited at the Riga Stock Exchange Museum on Doms Square. Hundreds of hockey fans came to see the famous silver vase.
The Latvian forward did not take part in the Stanley Cup final series, but played in six playoff games, scoring two points and having a positive +1 efficiency ratio.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, last year at the 5th extraordinary meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage, the element "Culture of Cooking Ukrainian Borsch" was included in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Immediate Protection. Thus, the dish was officially recognised as Ukrainian.