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Vladimir Putin Plays Hockey -- HE SHOOTS (Poorly), HE SCORES (Because They Let Him)

Vladimir Putin Plays Hockey HE SHOOTS (Poorly) HE SCORES (They Let Him)

5/12/2014 6:54 AM PDT

Vladimir Putin took some time away from riding horses and being scary ... to strap on some skates and hit the ice for a celebrity hockey game in Russia ... and shocker, THEY LET HIM SCORE!!

Putin, sporting the #11 jersey, played for the red team (naturally) during something called the "All-Russia Festival of Night Hockey League" in Sochi. 

Russia's 62-year-old leader lined up with former NHL stars Viacheslav Fetisov and Pavel Bure -- to take on other famous Russian people who were probably way too scared to check Putin into the boards. 

According to reports, Putin had the game of his life -- chalking up 6 goals and 5 assists ... in what seemed like a giant team effort to make him feel good about himself. Watch TMZ Sports on FS1 Get the new TMZ Sports app!
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