Vladimir Putin appears on the Red Square. Under his initiative, Night Hockey League was established in 2011. Before a match, president, wearing number 11, is warming up for the game. The mood is the very good and appropriate for the New Year. Great weather, the Red Square is beautiful during the winter. People are coming here and enjoying for 12 years. It is a tradition to play the match before the New Year. President is opening his saldo by scoring. And soon one more. Head of the state explains why he is playing hockey today in an interview with my colleague Pavel Zarubin. The New Year is soon, holidays, we are relaxing with veterans, with our hockey legends. Once more, we have an opportunity to recall what they did do for the hockey development and overall for Russian sport. Thank them for this game for their contribution in the development of Russian sport. We alone want to relax, it is a great pleasure just before the New Year. I think it is justified. 2018 was a very important year for the development of domestic professional hockey, as well as the night hockey legue. We won the Olympics. The whole country was cheering, it was a difficult situation. It was not easy to watch the final match but guys united and won. The music that is well known in the whole country is playing in the field. Hockey is not accidentally played by real men. It is very easy to get injured. Governor of Tula region is missing this match but he is preparing for the next one. Unfortunately, I have a hockey injury. It happens. It is painful and traumatic, it is what it is. However, I hope I will join the team soon and participate in the Night Hockey League. Hockey is not only the score on the scoreboard, but it is also a special situation, friendly atmosphere. Vladimir Putin is at the cafe, together with other hockey players he is drinking hot tea. Hockey players are sure that in new year there will be new victories.