Russian President Vladimir Putin greets participants of an exhibition game of the Night Hockey League at an ice rink on Red Square in Moscow, Russia December 25, 2019. Russian president Vladimir Putin played a hockey match in the Red Square alongside the country's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and legendary hockey players late on Wednesday (December 25). Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in an exhibition game of the Night Hockey League at an ice rink on Red Square in Moscow, Russia December 25, 2019. The match was part of the Night Hockey League (NHL) tournament - a union of amateur ice-hockey clubs. The Night Hockey League was founded at Putin's initiative in 2011 and aims to promote the sport in Russia. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in an exhibition game of the Night Hockey League at an ice rink on Red Square in Moscow, Russia December 25, 2019. The teams are usually composed of the Russian politicians, representatives of the elite and famous Soviet and Russian hockey players. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in an exhibition game of the Night Hockey League at an ice rink on Red Square in Moscow, Russia December 25, 2019. Hockey game in Red Square ice rink is before the New Year is traditional for the Russian President. Last year Putin managed to score five goals to lead his team to 14-10 victory. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in an exhibition game of the Night Hockey League at an ice rink on Red Square in Moscow, Russia December 25, 2019. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik via REUTERS