Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

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
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships.

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness