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Event celebrating the 65th anniversary of Valery Kharlamov’s birth

February 16, 2013, Moscow

Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Sergei Ivanov took part in a celebration in honour of the 65th anniversary of the birth of outstanding hockey player Valery Kharlamov.

In his speech, the Chief of Staff highly praised Valery Kharlamov’s contribution to the development of national hockey. According to Mr Ivanov, the outstanding athlete was distinguished by one of a kind skating skills, a sharp shot and great puck handling.

Before the start of a friendly match between CSKA Moscow veterans and an all-star team, Sergei Ivanov read Vladimir Putin’s message addressed to participants and guests of the celebrations honouring the 65th anniversary of Valery Kharlamov’s birth.

February 16, 2013, Moscow