Alexander Lukashenkoon: Mikhail Klimentyev / RIA Novosti
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in his message to the people and the National Assembly of the Republic spoke about the performances of Dinamo Minsk in the Kontinental hockey League (KHL). His words leads to “Pressball”.
Lukashenko spoke out against the “crazy” salaries in the sport, citing the example of “Dynamo”. “Up to 15 million [dollars] a year have, and that showed? Not needed there this KHL and in General this team. For the money we are going to hold all the hockey in Belarus!” he said.
The head of the Republic noted that the Belarusian hockey players can show hockey not worse than the Russian. “It’s like these guys that won the Czechs (8 April the national team of Belarus beat the Czechs in a friendly match with the score 3:2 — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), worst hockey of the Empire? They studied here, all have two legs, two arms and one head on his shoulders. So play!” he added.
In the season-2018/19 “Dynamo” took the penultimate 11th place in the standings Western conference of KHL. The team for the second consecutive year missed the playoffs of the tournament. According to the “Cempionatam” the club’s budget this season was 464 million rubles (about $ 7.2 million).
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