Evgeni Malkin Was More Excited for This Picture Than Vladimir Putin Was

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Evgeni Malkin and the rest of the Russian national hockey team recently met with Russian President Vladimir Putin to celebrate their victory at the IIHF World Championships earlier this month, and the Penguins forward was in a slightly more fun-loving mood than the world leader.

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While Putin often comes off as a grouch, he is probably a little preoccupied with the Ukraine and other international matters, while Malkin is a 27-year-old, millionaire celebrity, so its probably hard for him not to have a goofy smile on his face at all times.

Then again, Putin could just be mad he was snubbed by the Russian international squad.