Hockey player Ovechkin became a confidant of Putin

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Hockey player, Creator of the movement of the Putin Team, Alexander Ovechkin became the confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is running for election in 2018, said the application of the decision of the CEC, which presents a third list of trusted entities.

Presidential elections will be held on 18 March 2018. On Tuesday, the CEC registered the third list of the confidants of Putin, which includes 62 names.

According to the document, Ovechkin Alexander Mikhailovich came in third in the list of Trustees of Putin.

Earlier, the CEC has already adopted a decision on registration in this capacity, 259 people, and later has registered 154 trusted person of Putin.

According to Russian legislation, a candidate may appoint up to 600 agents. Hockey player Alexander Ovechkin, who, since 2005, plays for the club NHL Washington capitals and is the captain at the beginning of November 2017 announced that creates a social movement for Team Putin — «Putin’s Team». He stressed that they always supported the Russian President, and noted that the purpose of the social movement is the unification of all supporters of Putin, in order to «show a strong and United Russia.»