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Putin to visit Bratislava for Russia hockey game

Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin will visit Bratislava later today (Thursday, May 12) in order to attend Russia’s Ice Hockey World Championship quarter-final game against Canada. Tomorrow he will meet top Slovak officials including President Ivan Gašparovič, the President’s Office informed the SITA newswire.

Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin will visit Bratislava later today (Thursday, May 12) in order to attend Russia’s Ice Hockey World Championship quarter-final game against Canada. Tomorrow he will meet top Slovak officials including President Ivan Gašparovič, the President’s Office informed the SITA newswire.

According to news reports, Putin will also lobby International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) officials in favour of a bid by Moscow and St Petersburg to host the championship in 2016. The bid will be considered at an IIHF congress in Bratislava on Friday, along with others from Ukraine and Denmark.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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