There are some things that the Russians do really well. One of them is ballet, and I was very happy to have seen the Bolshoi Theater group perform Swan Lake. The other thing the Russians do really well is play hockey, so I was excited to go to a professional hockey game last night. This was a playoff game, actually. Our team is in green, and there are no mascots like the bulls or the blues. Our team is simply, Salavat Yulaev, who was a local rebel and hero. Moscow has already won the West division, and is waiting for the winner of this game between Ufa and Magnitogorsk. I don’t know a lot about European hockey, but it seems much more about finesse and passing than about hitting.
Unfortunately, Ufa lost the game last night, and we are down 3-1 in the best of 7 series.