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Putin hits the ice in Sochi

The crowd roars as Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to the ice in Sochi. After the opening fanfare -- a moment of silence for those killed a day earlier in the eastern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol. The game begins. It's a Night Hockey League game -- where dignitaries and former athletes face off in a league created by Putin to keep athletes competing past the age of 40. The crowd couldn't be happier. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN SAYING: "We don't have winners and losers. It's a friendly game. It's a show and all of us enjoyed it." Putin later joins teammates for photos as Russia is locked in its gravest confrontation with the West since the Cold War.

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