We rarely get to see the president of Russia Vladimir Putin complaining about anything, but he made an exception. During a break in a hockey match played on the Red Square, Putin admitted that he doesn’t get enough sleep.
A Russian TV aired a segment showing Putin talking to businessmen Gennady Timchenko, who said that he is constantly tired. Putin added that he too sleeps for just four or five hours a day.
The match was an annual game played during Night Hockey League. Putin didn’t miss a match since 2014. His team consisted of Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and former NHL stars: Pavel Bure, Valeri Kamensky, Sergei Fedorov, Alexei Kasatonov and others.
Opponents had Tula governor Alexei Dyumin, businessmen Gennady Timchenko, Vladimir Potanin, and Roman Rotenberg, jazz saxophonist Igor Butman, Moscow Region governor Andrei Vorobyev and others.
Тимченко: Надо все-таки уделять время тренировкам
Путин: Не высыпался в последнюю неделю, мало спал – 4-5 часов pic.twitter.com/njaBoezpNr
— Дмитрий Смирнов (@dimsmirnov175) December 26, 2019
Putin’s team won by the score of 8:5.