Панарин – Путин, беззаконие в России и новый контракт в США / Panarin – Putin and Lawless Russia

No law.
No freedom of speech. People work for Moscow. You can’t speak ill of
the government. I’m being honest.
I don’t support our government. Vladimir Vladimirovich,
sell your skates. Do you think you could
get smacked for that? See? Why the hell is that
even a question? If I’d get smacked. How many rooms? []
How many rooms? []
Does this count as a room? Does this count as a room? It’s like a living room, yeah.
Living room, kitchen. Living room, kitchen, and two
more rooms. That’s it. [We are in Artemi Panarin’s]
[Petersburg apartment]
Living room, kitchen, and two
more rooms. That’s it. [We are in Artemi Panarin’s]
[Petersburg apartment]
– Very humble.
– Is this the first place you own? They gave me one
in Czechia. But it was tiny.
We sold it and moved. This is more like
a real apartment. I’m really happy to finally have
a place of my own. Why didn’t you get one
in the downtown? [Panarin’s apartment is on Krestovsky Island]
It’s more calm here. [Panarin’s apartment is on Krestovsky Island]
I don’t like the hustle. Plus, this building
has great infrastructure. I don’t like the hustle. Plus, this building
has great infrastructure. There’s a car wash,
a dry cleaner, a store. There’s a flower shop nearby
for emergency “I’m sorry”
bouquets for Alisa. [Alisa Znarok, Artemi’s girlfriend]
There’s a flower shop nearby
for emergency “I’m sorry”
bouquets for Alisa. [Alisa Znarok, Artemi’s girlfriend]
Kindergarten down the road.
An embankment. Kindergarten down the road.
An embankment. Good for walks, chilling.
Downtown is only 15 or 20
minutes away. How much did you pay?
Over 30 million roubles*?
[*~$480,000 in mid-July 2019] A little more. [Artemi Panarin]
[Highest-paid athlete in Russia]
[and second highest-paid]
[hockey player in the world.]
[On 1 July 2019, signed a 7-year]
[contract with the New York Rangers]
[for $11.642 million a year.] In our spring interview,
you told me that you hit the bottle even
during the season. That you drink wine,
beer, whiskey. – I don’t “hit the bottle!” I meant…
– You hit ON it? No, I mean… We have this problem
in our culture. We’re bad drunks.
Kind of. You know? There’s lots of people
in sports pushing the idea of
a sober nation. I think promoting a more cultured
approach to alcohol is
the way to do it. You can have a couple of
glasses of wine after dinner,
and you’ll be fine. Or you can down three
liters of moonshine. You can see how they’re
“slightly” different things. Nurturing a better, more cultured
way of drinking doesn’t seem like a bad
thing to me. That’s how I drink. – Even between seasons?
– During the season. Between seasons,
I adhere to our culture. Back when we were talking
on the phone, you said, hold on, I’m still partying, let’s do
the interview later. How did you party? I mean, relaxing, drinking. Talking to you in
the morning hungover, bad idea. Gotta have a clear mind. Now I’m back to being
a human being. Alisa stayed in Riga
in the meantime. [Alisa’s parents live in Latvia]
She gives you time off
to party? [Alisa’s parents live in Latvia]
She gives me time
to recuperate. [Alisa’s parents live in Latvia]
She’s smart. She’s smart. She understands that seasons are
exhausting and I need time
to recuperate. She just doesn’t like
to tolerate my partying. The bridges are too
convenient an excuse. Bridges open — I can’t come
home till morning. Or I need to acclimatize. Or I forgot to switch the watch
from American time.
And so on. She doesn’t want
to hear those things. She says, “I’d rather spend
time with my parents. “You have fun.” Plus, there’s a bunch of friends
I have to see after the season. She understands we’ll just spend
a lot of time separately. So she spends quality
time over there, while I indulge here. [Artemi Panarin]
[Spent the last two seasons in Columbus.]
[Had 87 points in 79 games of 2018-19]
[regular season, 18th result in the league]
[(Ovechkin had 89) and 1st on his team.] Everyone says that America
is the best country to live in. People praise the quality of service.
Even those who’d been there
for just a few days. Can you give a couple of examples
of quality American service? I don’t know if
it counts, but I like the way they
do business. They don’t have work
or non-work hours. There are no hours when
they don’t work. If the person knows this is
an important deal for them… Let’s say there’s a banker
who has a work schedule. Well, I can call him at 2 AM, and we’ll
still talk and make transactions, because I pay him
a percentage, and this will
benefit him. Seems like business is
above all to them. Money doesn’t sleep,
you know? I like that. Russia isn’t alone in not working like that.
Switzerland is even tougher. Russia is probably more or
less like America. In Switzerland, it’s:
“6pm, my work day is over.
You’re out of luck.” Maybe it’s not a rule, and I was just
unlucky when I was looking
for a banker in Switzerland. For diversity’s sake. Their service isn’t exactly
American, so to speak. You looked for
a banker there? Yeah. I failed. Does a banker handle
all your money? Not all of it. I wanted
to split it up a bit. I wanted to do it, but I put
it away for now. What do they do
in general? Invest? Yeah, they invest in
securities and stuff. So you got an American? I used to have
an American too. I just wanted to put the eggs
in separate baskets. Do you invest in any
securities in Russia? – Under no circumstances.
– Why? It’s super unstable,
super risky. [Artemi Panarin]
[Under contract with Columbus,]
[made $6 million a year]
[(record for a 2-year contract in NHL).]
[The team wanted to re-sign Panarin,]
[but he chose New York.] Bathroom. I’ll save
you the skids. Wait, is this Ikea? – Oh yeah!
– You buy Ikea? – You mean like everyone?
– So you didn’t import
anything from Italy? Maybe we’ve got
something Italian, but it’s mostly bargain-price
stuff from Riga. Found all the best
deals, basically. Spent the time to bring
everything in ourselves. The TV stand
for example. – From Italy?
– From there. From Riga. Or maybe it’s Italian.
Dude, I honestly don’t care. I’ve lived for four years in the US
with Ikea furniture. Alisa berates me. I tell her:
“It’s fine! The couch is fine!” It’s got a huge me-shaped
impression. I barely get off it. That’s basically it.
That way is the kitchen. Again, made by Russian guys
from some Italian blueprints, but I spent as little
as possible. Where I could.
The couch though, we got a good one, ’cause if you get
some replica, it’ll fall apart pretty
quickly, and you have to get
a new one. Whereas, let’s say, a wardrobe
is just some planks. I figured our guys could handle it
without messing up. I’m happy with the result.
Same with the kitchen. You’ve lived in America for
some time now. I heard it changed
you a lot. Like, you’re a different
person. Can you recall what you were like
back then compared to now? It didn’t change me too much.
I think I’m still the same person. I just got a little more… What it definitely
changed in me was, like, I already treated
people decently, but it definitely taught me
to respect the law and appreciate its pros. I became more disciplined
on the road. I know I won’t be able
to bribe someone and go on violating rules
like nothing happened. With rules in general.
I got in trouble once. I went to court
500 times. Spent maybe $2,000 on
the lawyer. Real pain in the butt.
So obviously, I’ll never do it again. Same with parking. – The trouble was, what, parking?
Or speeding?
– No, it was speeding. Again, just came from Russia.
Been speeding around Chicago
like crazy for a whole year. Like, driving from the airport
or from a game, some guys are duking
it out at 90 miles, I’d just whiz past
them at 120. The next day, everyone’s like:
“Are you nuts? You’ll go to jail!” I’d just wave at them,
going, “Losers!” That’s pretty much how
I got caught. Didn’t go to jail, but the punishment
could’ve been pretty dire. It’s an immediate lesson.
You just stop doing that. Getting caught once
is enough. You know, some say,
“It’s in our blood, man.” Screw that. When there’s law,
you just don’t do it. That’s it. Same with parking. Got caught,
didn’t see my car for two days. I saw it being taken away,
but I knew going: “Hey! Here’s a fiver*!
Leave the car,” won’t work.
[*5,000 roubles ≈ $80] Did you do it in Russia,
with fivers? I did. Yeah. It was before
a weekend too. No one’s working.
No way to get your car back. Next time, I’ll spend the 15 extra
minutes to find proper parking, instead of breaking the law.
So the it’s bull. If there’s law,
everyone will abide. In the spring interview, you mentioned
three things you’d bring from
Russia to America. You said you resonated better
with Russian mentality and
the Russian mindset. What would you bring from
America to Russia? This is the worst part for me,
the lawlessness. That’s it. No law. No honest agencies to
audit major companies. Bribes and secrets
everywhere, so… I hate that.
It hurts the regular folk. But overall, is America a better
place to live than Russia? Yes and no. I’d probably find it
harder to live there, because I’m Russian and
I’ve lived here a long time. I’m used to this country. I like it.
My friends and family live here. But again, I hate the lawlessness
and what’s going on. There’s no freedom of speech.
You can’t criticize anyone
or point out issues. That’s what I don’t like. I like everything else:
the people… Sure, people are
sometimes mean, but that’s understandable. Think of the atmosphere
in the country: they’re turning the nation
against the world. Who wouldn’t
become mean? [Artemi Panarin]
[Born in Korkino (town in Chelyabinsk Oblast)]
[on 30 October 1991.]
[Parents divorced when he was 3 months old.]
[Mostly raised by his grandparents.] – This is…
– Your trophy room? This is sort of my office,
but I messed up hard. I did something dumb. I made the bedroom larger at
the expense of this room. God knows why.
Now this room is just whatever. I barely come in here.
There are the trophies.
I do ride the exercise bike. THIS is my favorite room,
the junk room. This is where I spend
most of my time. Alisa reigns everywhere else,
and that’s fine. This is my kingdom:
tools, wires, all that shit. What’s “hunting?” That’s everything
hunting-related: navigators, duck calls, schmuck calls.
But I don’t hunt anymore. I tried, but I felt so bad,
I realized it’s not for me. You killed something? – Crap. Yeah.
– What? A duck. I am genuinely sorry…
Film me. I am genuinely sorry. Forgive me, duck parents.
Or whoever it had. I heard and you
confirmed that initially in America, you walked around
really proud that we have
Putin as President. Can you explain why? Because I never paid
attention to… I didn’t watch politics,
didn’t read news. I was fully focused on hockey
and my progress. I wanted to get into NHL.
I worked too hard to notice
anything. And I’d just arrived,
you know? I couldn’t cross the border and
immediately see the truth. Only two years later,
I was like: something’s not
right here. I noticed that eventually I began to sometimes
want to go back by the
end of summer. Another thing is… It’s not like I ran from
people or something. It’s more like, by that time, I had been practicing
for three months, and I have so many friends here,
that I’d get a call and go hang out, break the schedule and
begin chastising myself. So I’d just fly to the US,
’cause there, I could focus. It’s orderly.
Easy to focus on practice. How did you brag about Putin?
Did you go around telling
about him to the team? Nah! People would come
up to me, ’cause they’d heard that Vladimir Vladimirovich
is a tough person. They’d say:
“Your man sure is tough.” They’d laugh behind
my back of course. But hearing them, I’d go around saying:
“Yeah, everyone’s scared of us!”
I believed that. And you had a shirt
with Putin? No. I didn’t go THAT far. Remind us, what YouTube channels
you currently watch the most? I watched
Echo of Moscow. Ovalny a couple of
times maybe. – Rain?
– Rain. These are all
opposition channels. Yeah. I prefer them to
our Channel One. This is terrible.
I realized the horror of
what’s happening. How did it happen? How did you
come to that realization? You make it sound hard.
All you need is to see both sides.
It becomes self-evident. You don’t need to be
super smart. You just need to be open to
other opinions, and that’s it. I think if I sit and watch Channel One
for 24 hours without getting up, I’ll say the whole world is
assholes, except us. But that’s not true.
They’re normal, sensible people. It’s just all political games. I think they shouldn’t affect
the common folk, but sadly,
that’s impossible. Wait, so you used to think that
the world is all assholes? Before going to the US. I think you could
say that. I didn’t give it
much thought. But I was closer mentally to
the atmosphere we have in
the country these days. The negativity. That we’re constantly
being attacked and pushed around. I just know that they’re
good people too. They don’t think
ill of us. With current political games,
there’s probably a reason for
the sanctions against us. Too bad we can’t
respond properly. Like how? Something serious. Had we turned our country
into a real power, they would’ve listened to us instead
of just introducing sanctions. What did you see in America
that we don’t have in Russia? Why did you essentially
join the opposition? That phrasing may be
a bit too strong. I just don’t support
our government.
That’s it. It all probably began with
Ovalny’s film about… – Did you say “Ovalny?”
– Yeah. You can’t say
his name, right? I’m kidding! His film about Medvedev is the most
widely known, isn’t it? – Yeah. Dimon.
– Yes. After watching it,
I went: “Hmm!” I started watching
other things. I think they’re true. How did you find
Medvedev’s film? – You just decided to watch it?
– YouTube. It suggests what
you should watch. You posted something on Instagram
this spring about law and
freedom of speech. You wrote: “How can you be that scared
of your own citizens? Thoughts?
Where is this headed?” Can you elaborate on
what you meant? Ban on “insulting the government” and fake news.
Who’s gonna check those news? [Laws on insulting the government and fake]
[news went into effect on 29 Match 2019.]
[Vague wording and punishments]
[up to arrest caused an outcry.]
Ban on “insulting the government” and fake news.
Who’s gonna check those news? [Laws on insulting the government and fake]
[news went into effect on 29 Match 2019.]
[Vague wording and punishments]
[up to arrest caused an outcry.]
Who’s gonna control it? THEY will decide
what’s fake and what isn’t themselves. [Laws on insulting the government and fake]
[news went into effect on 29 Match 2019.]
[Vague wording and punishments]
[up to arrest caused an outcry.]
Pretty obvious what
it’s gonna result in. Pretty obvious what
it’s gonna result in. Basically, they want to do whatever
they want, and you can’t
insult them for it. People insult me on the Internet all
the time when I lose games. And it’s fine. What do you mean by
“do whatever they want?” Well, they don’t always do
everything right, do they? I think that’s the whole purpose
of having journalism, opinions,
and freedom of speech — to show them the alternative and
to point out their mistakes. Your progress slows down if
you don’t have competition.
You become less effective. There’s an opinion that people
criticize the government and try to destabilize
the situation, and it’s all caused by the West,
particularly the US, so the state, as any normal state would,
has to protect itself. These laws are its
protection. To stop foreign agents from
destabilizing the local situations. Yeah, I probably sound like
a foreign agent, don’t I? In truth, I’m not. I think it’s the people
suppressing the issues who are the real foreign agents,
rather than those who talk
about the issues. That’s about it. When I think about issues,
I maintain a positive angle: for things to change…
I want things to change. I want better lives
for our people. I hate to see our
pensioners beg. Just yesterday, I saw an old lady
in a pedestrian underpass. Decently clothed, she was singing
and collecting money. She had a mic that also plays music,
and was singing away. I feel bad that this is
happening here. “Not all at once,”
they say. – Can’t be all at once!
– Yeah, the famous excuse. Remember the strapped ’90s?
The destitute Chelyabinsk Oblast?
Much better now! – It’s exactly the same.
– What do you mean?! Public income is growing,
economists say. – Why are you laughing?
– Yeah, it’s growing. And so are the prices. Slightly outpacing
the income. So you’re saying life today is pretty
much as it was in the ’90s? I’m not saying that. Stop steering
me into these accusations. No. There’s just very
little change. Almost none. There’s shortage of jobs.
Just like it used to be. Maybe even worse. I struggle with
specifics. We have just two cities more
or less developing. The rest, it’s ridiculous. I lived in Columbus. It’s not even in the
Top 10 largest cities by population. [Columbus, OH]
[Population – 900,000]
[14th in the US]
I lived in Columbus. It’s not even in the
Top 10 largest cities by population. [Columbus, OH]
[Population – 900,000]
[14th in the US]
But dude. But dude. Just look at the pictures,
and you’ll understand.
It looks nice. Highrises, streets, it’s a complete city.
It looks great. It’s clean, it’s tidy.
There are services
making sure it’s clean. Security. What have you.
People are relaxed. Everything’s great. They use taxes to develop
their cities. I’m guessing taxes
stay in the state. States develop individually. Here, lots of money
goes to Moscow. So people around the country
work to improve Moscow. I always thought that’s
a little unfair. [Artemi Panarin]
[In 2015, won the Gagarin Cup with SKA.]
[In summer of 2015, signed a 3.5 times]
[cheaper contract with Chicago Blackhawks]
[(32 million roubles against 104 million*)]
[and went on to become the best]
[rookie in the league.]
[Translator’s note:]
[*~$630,000 and ~$2,040,000 on 29 April 2019,]
[the day the contract was signed.]
[By the end of the year, the RUB price]
[plummeted from ~1:51 to ~1:74,]
[considerably reducing the difference.] This is a carbon copy
of the Gagarin Cup! – Yeah, it is.
– The players got smaller
copies? Yeah. Everyone did. That’s normal.
Where would you put
that huge thing? – Is it heavy?
– Try it. I don’t remember. Should be light. Oh, nah, it’s… What was the wildest thing
you drank from it? From this one,
nothing. From the big one,
you know, some champers. I brought it to Korkino. The boys and I
just drank some champagne out
of it like civilized people. There’s only cultured
people in Korkino! When the Stanley Cup travels,
they do all sorts of stuff with it. – Well, yeah, but I was…
– They sit on it, put babies in it. I was honestly worried
about the cup. I was jittery someone
would steal it or break it. ‘Cause I’d get decked
for that. This is from
the World Cup? – No. This is all KHL…
– No, this one.
– This one, yeah. – What is it for?
– I think it’s for Top 3 player on Team. In the tourney. Something like that. – A gift? From whom?
– They made these in Chicago. They gave them to fans for free.
I stole some for myself. That’s all of ’em. Wait, what are these?
“Norway…” They’re my first pucks.
The national team, my first hat trick,
that sort of thing. First KHL goal and so on. Kharlamov Trophy is
a big one. I was the best Russian
player in NHL. Yeah. Was. How do you feel
about Putin? I don’t think he knows right
from wrong anymore. I think at this point, it’s psychologically
hard for him to see the situation clearly. Too many people tell him certain things and
praise all his decisions. If people continuously tell you
for twenty years how
great you’re doing, you think you’ll notice
your mistakes? How could you? In America, they have a limit:
two 4-year terms, and that’s it. You can’t hold
the office again. It’s great: you do as much good for
the country as possible, and you leave peacefully
without taking root. Young blood comes,
does even more good. That’s my opinion. I’m not saying this because it
benefits me in some way.
It doesn’t. I want people
to have better lives. I want public workers
to get better pay. And I don’t want ballerinas,
or whatever Volochkova is,
to say that if you don’t like it here, you should leave
the country. “Do you live better now
than you used to? “Or was it better before
President Putin? “Tell me, and I’ll… “Before you
even answer! “I see you want to tell me
something’s wrong. “My dearies, everyone who thinks
that something’s wrong, “get up and move to other
countries and live there.” That’s total bull. All the brainpower already left. So I think that’s wrong. I think we should develop
together and do the right things. Law should be the same
for everyone. Just yesterday, Alisa
got in a jam. They blocked off roads for
a forum of whatever. [In June, Saint Petersburg hosted its annual]
[International Economic Forum.]
They blocked off roads for
a forum of whatever. [In June, Saint Petersburg hosted its annual]
[International Economic Forum.]
Good for them, but what
about the tired people [In June, Saint Petersburg hosted its annual]
[International Economic Forum.]
coming home from work
to their families? [In June, Saint Petersburg hosted its annual]
[International Economic Forum.]
They should sit in jams
and wait for you. [In June, Saint Petersburg hosted its annual]
[International Economic Forum.]
Leave sooner then. Leave sooner then. I gather from your lengthy speech
that in your opinion, Putin has
outstayed his welcome. – Yeah, you could say that.
– What are your main
points of criticism? What do you dislike about
how he works? I just hate the
lawlessness, man. In 20 years, or what
is it? 18? – 19, minus Medvedev.
– 19. Law didn’t improve much
in that time, did it? Punished the poor football players.
What a display of power! My problem? He’s been holding the office
for too long and won’t give it up. To that, you could reply that 70%
of the country votes for him.
The people want him. – Why should he leave?
– That’s also true, yeah. Unfortunately. Those 70% don’t
want the truth. With what I’ve said, many people will think that
I’m an agent or something. I’m just expressing my opinion.
I may be wrong. That’s fine. I want people to know that
I’m being sincere and I wish well. They also vote for him because
there are no strong alternatives. ‘Cause there’s no freedom
of speech. There are no TV channels to tell
the truth to all the grannies. There’s just Ovalny with his three million subscribers
or something. That’s not enough. Do you see someone in particular
who could replace Putin? How could I see someone if they
don’t allow anyone anywhere? It’s reached a point in my mind that
I’d welcome any change at all. Preferably, for the better. I don’t care who does what.
Just something new.
Some movement. I’m for the people. Hopefully, those
who vote for Putin are too. We may have different
opinions on things. Time will tell who’s right, though
plenty of time has passed. It should be obvious
to them who’s right. – Well, they say…
– I get it’s hard to see when you’ve
lived here your whole life and never saw
other societies. Again, I don’t mean that
our society is bad. But we do have this air that you
can’t speak ill of the government, ’cause you might get killed,
or poisoned, or something. That’s wrong. I bring up America as an example not
because I’m American to the bone. I just live there and can
compare the two countries. In America, celebrities,
athletes, and singers can insult the President
without any consequences. They can ignore his invitation
to the White House. You can’t imagine
that in this country. They’ll drown you in hatred.
But what’s the big deal? It’s your choice.
If you don’t like them,
why should you go? They say if you hate Putin,
you hate Russia. They do. I disagree, but people
seem to think that. – Do you love Russia?
– I love Russia very much.
I want to spend my life here. I don’t know if
that’ll happen. I just want things to change
and our people to live better. I don’t want anything.
It’s coming from the heart. I have money. I have everything.
I’m not in need. I just want people in regular
jobs to have better lives, to be able to afford healthcare
and residence. What is patriotism to you?
Can you explain? I honestly think I’m
a greater patriot than all these people who
try to hide the issues. They manipulate
people’s feelings into blindly loving their country
and hating everyone else. I think it’s wrong. If I see issues and
don’t talk about them, that’s a worse betrayal
than speaking out. I’m not talking about them for
a promise of some property in America. Although I’ve been in
the White House. I shook Obama’s hand.
I was still a fan of Putin at the time,
and took his hand like this. You intentionally
looked away? I looked at him,
but like this. As a joke. The guys were right there.
We’re, like, at odds with the US,
you know? It was a joke. He looked at me, like:
you okay in the head? – Have you shook Putin’s hand?
– I think I have. – So you remember Obama,
but can’t remember Putin.
– I didn’t care back then. Again, I only started reading
the news, like, two years ago. I used to only think
about hockey. It was when we won the World
Junior Championship. They gathered us.
Putin came to visit. He spent a couple of
minutes with us. I barely remember it.
I stood in the back. Yeah, I don’t think I shook his hand,
’cause you couldn’t get to him. Another mistake in our culture
is that we think of him
as a superhuman. He’s just like us. And he
supposedly serves us. It wasn’t as crazy
at the time. If Fyodor Yemelyanenko
showed up that time, I would’ve clawed my way to him
and shook his hand 700 times. To me he’s…
He’s also just a person, but in terms of sports,
he’s a big figure to me. Putin should do his job in
service of the country. So I don’t feel like he’s some
kind of superhuman. Isn’t he? – Not to me.
– Marat Safin told me that the President is
a chosen person, that there’s maybe 0.5% of population
capable of being a President, with that much
willpower, and understanding, and smarts,
and knowledge. Of course they have to be smart,
and informed, and all of that. But our biggest
misconception, again, I think we have
lots of misconceptions, is everyone’s belief that
Putin is the best we have. That’s dumb. We have
millions of people. And no one’s as
good as him? There’s definitely
better ones. [Artemi Panarin]
[Dates the daughter of ex-head coach of]
[Russian National Team Oleg Znarok, Alisa.]
[They started dating during WC 2016 in Moscow.]
[Panarin was on the team Znarok coached.] – And you have a bedroom.
– Yes, the bedroom. Wanna check out
the wardrobe? It’s a bit untidy, but you can
film it from outside. Show it from outside. I understand, it’s mostly
Alisa’s things? Yeah, most of
the cabinets are hers. – Looks like not most, but…
– No, I have a couple. Yeah. That’s it. That’s Alisa
over there. Because we’re in love. She didn’t put it there.
It was a present from
the designer lady. So you didn’t know.
You came in and dropped
your jaws. Yep. I didn’t even
recognize her at first. I thought: cool. I sat, walked around,
then went: “Holy crap!” “That’s Alisa.” That’s it. – Does Rizhi sleep with you.
– Down here, yeah. He’s grown up now.
He used to love being
on the bed. These days, he’s a troubled teen.
“Don’t want to sleep
with parents.” – He always travels with you, right?
To the US, to Riga.
– Yeah, always with us. And finally, my favorite spot.
The can. Sit down for 20 to 30
minutes. – What do you usually do?
I sit on my phone.
– Me too. What else? I think everyone sits
on their phones. When you’ve got… There’s always a point where
enough is enough. When you’ve been sitting
for so long that you’ve got elbow-shaped dents
in your knees this deep. You get up and see the dents.
Means, better not do that again. Do your legs ever get numb from sitting?
You get up and can barely move them. Shake ’em like this while sitting,
and you’re good. – You do that?
– Of course. I’m an expert. On Putin and hockey:
a few years ago, Ovechkin created PutinTeam
before the presidential election. – Have you talked to him about it?
– No. – Were you offered to join?
– No. He has his opinion.
I have mine. Good thing I didn’t
join too. I’m glad I didn’t join.
He’s glad he created it. So… To each their own. Do you think he supports
Putin sincerely? Sasha and I don’t
talk too much. I really can’t say anything
about that. It’s his choice. This is, again,
about freedom of speech. He wants to support Putin and
he does. Good for him. I personally don’t. What do you think Russia is going
to be like in ten years? Will Putin be in office? That would be… frigged up.
Can I swear? I mean, that would be
going way too far. What if people elect him? Your question itself
makes me mad! I don’t know. I really hope
people don’t do that. – People might say:
“This guy lives in America…”
– You’re laughing, I’ve had laser sights on me
a couple of times. – From the Gazprom building?
– Yeah. People might say: “It’s easy to live
in America and criticize.” Sure, it’s easier for me
to say those things. But I think I deserve
SOME respect here. I have money, I’m well off. I could just keep my mouth shut,
happy that my ass is
nice and cozy. I’m speaking out for these people
to instigate positive change. I’m not some American agent.
I just saw what it’s like in
a different country. I’m not saying it’s perfect,
but some things, like you asked, the law — 
I’d want to see it here. That’s what I want: for people to say
and do what they want, to start middle-sized
enterprises without interference
and so on. It’s all I want. These people will find it
hard to understand me, because they haven’t
been to the US, but please believe me.
I’m being honest here. That’s my opinion. It might be wrong.
But that’s what I think. Do you say this now to change
the situation or because you
can’t hold it in anymore? Probably the latter. I doubt you
could change it at this point. They’d have to say it themselves:
“That’s it! We’re going!” What does Alisa think
about your views? Alisa says,
“Just play hockey.” You two don’t
discuss politics? Oh, I pester her with
this stuff all the time. Every dinner we go to, I’m just waiting
for someone to ask something. She always tries
to settle me down. I don’t plan to get involved or
be in active opposition. I just expressed my opinion
in this interview with you,
and that’s it. I don’t give a shit if someone
calls me about this
or something. Luckily, my pay doesn’t come
from our government. I can sympathize with
our entertainers. It’s hard to… Had I played here,
I probably wouldn’t’ve said this. Though what DID I say?
You see the attitude we
have in this country? As if I said something weird.
I didn’t say anything weird. I just gave my opinion. I mentioned
the issues I saw. Nothing more. I said what positive changes
I wanted. That’s not weird. I didn’t encourage anyone to go to
a kindergarten with a grenade. At least once a week I hear:
“If only Stalin was around! “Stalin would’ve set
things straight!” Yesterday, a taxi driver from
Volgograd said the same
about traffic, I think. How do you feel
about Stalin? Not too positive,
to be honest. Most of all, I hate
the massive purges. So many people put in
jail for nothing. Everyone ratting
each other out. It’s just stupid what was
going on in the country. I’m just against any persecution,
denial of freedom of speech,
and so forth. Everyone should live
and enjoy living, and say what they want without
fear of being punished for it. Do Russians have
that fear now? I think so. Maybe it’s not
as bad as it used to be. Obviously, Putin rules in the most
liberal time in the nation’s history, but come on, the world develops
a lot faster than that. I don’t know if he’s
aware of everything, but you can’t not know
the situation in the country. If you don’t, why just sit
around up there? It’s best to leave then,
I think. Do you think you could
get smacked for that? – I do.
– Who could smack you? I don’t really care,
you know? It really boggles
the mind: I think I’m saying
the truth, honestly, how can you retaliate
for that? If the person just has
a different opinion. See? Why the hell is that
even a question? If I’d get smacked. That’s wrong. There shouldn’t
be any smacking. I gave my opinion. I think it’s worse that people don’t talk
about the government’s mistakes. It removes the challenge,
so the country moves slower. We’re in the hometown
of FC Zenit. Zenit’s manager Semak is the new co-chair on stand-in
governor Beglov’s team. I wanted to ask you: is sport related
to politics? Or is it apolitical? If sport being apolitical means that sport
can’t talk about politics and exists
separately, I think it’s wrong. Athletes too should see the situation
in the country and hold opinions. You know what the National Hockey Team
tweeted in response to your post?
That sport is apolitical. And I don’t care about that.
I’ll say what I believe
needs to be said. I’d like to do it without
obstruction. We may know less about politics
than politicians. Obviously. Why do they play
hockey then? Shouldn’t politics stay
out of sports then? Done deal. Vladimir Vladimirovich,
sell your skates. [Artemi Panarin]
[Won three World Championship medals]
[(two bronzes and a silver).]
[During WC 2017, earned 17 points]
[in 9 games and became the best]
[scorer and forward of the tournament.] Before the interview, you said
you wanted to talk about
a foundation. What did you mean? Alisa and I plan to start
a foundation. I’m not sure if this idea is
a foundation or not. Basically, I have a million
dollars set aside for this. We plan to invest it in
securities in America. On average, it’s gonna bring
8% interest a year. We’ll give those 8%,
depending on the year, to either sick kids or needy families,
or orphanages, or, another sensitive issue,
to pensioners. Giving every single pensioner
a rouble won’t really help much. We’ll give it out in packages
of 15 or 20 thousand. This is still in
early stages. We need a system to find
those pensioners. It’s not easy contacting
them, is it? They’ll say a UFO is
about to arrive. You hand them money,
they’ll run from you. We’ll have to come up
with a system. Will it be your own fund,
or will you invest in
an existing one? I don’t want to invest
in an existing one. But again, I won’t give away
the whole million at once, because it will
just be gone. We’ll make it an annual thing
with possible adjustments
along the way. First thing we’ll do is give some
money to the pensioners. – You say “annually”…
– We might start with my hometown,
Korkino, and help people there. I’ll add a portion of my salary
to the million every year. To get $100,000
in interest and over. It’s a million because while
playing in Chicago,
I earned my bonuses… In my last game before that,
I promised myself that if I completed the bonus
condition in that game, I’d give $500,000… The bonus was
$1.5 or $2 million dollars. I earned the bonus
two years in a row. I promised myself that I’ll give $500,000
from each to the people. I just never got
around to it. We want to finally do this
and start helping people. You recently posted a picture
with your grandpa.
Was that in Piter? No, it was an old photo. It was his birthday. He likes a bit of fame. He said: “I’m 80. Can you post it?
Let everyone know.” He hangs out on vk. So he read the comments
on his computer.
Probably cried a bit. – Seriously?
– I read some myself on Instagram,
couldn’t hold the tears. Does he come to Piter? I bought an apartment for
him and grandma. So he doesn’t live here? No, not here. They have
their own apartment. Same house as mom’s.
A little ways from me. They have everything.
They come to live here
for six months. Six months, they live
back in Korkino. Freedom of choice. You said in America that when you turned
three months, your parents just handed you
to your grandparents. No. I was three months old,
when my mom and dad divorced. Before that, we lived
together in an apartment. It’s just that I practiced… You mentioned you talk to
your father twice a year. Yeah, you know, we have this
kind of relationship: “How are you?
Need help with anything?” It’s all good. I don’t hold
any grudges. I’m actually glad I lived in
boarding schools since ten. [Panarin lived in hockey boarding schools of]
[Chelyabinsk and Podolsk in Moscow Oblast]
I’m actually glad I lived in
boarding schools since ten. [Panarin lived in hockey boarding schools of]
[Chelyabinsk and Podolsk in Moscow Oblast]
It tempered me, and now I kind of
like how I act in some situations. It tempered me, and now I kind of
like how I act in some situations. In others, I don’t. That’s probably
old boarding school habits. I can be aggressive,
like my father. I understand that your father
just left when you were
three months old? He didn’t call,
didn’t visit? – No, he did visit.
– You help him out these days? I helped him once.
I had this sense… I always wanted to have
a father as a kid. Because I felt this way about him,
I helped him out. It’s all good.
I don’t regret anything. We have a normal relationship.
Many of things about him as a person, I actually like a lot. How much money
did you give him? I sent him a million roubles,
like, four or five years ago. Right about when I gave him
the million, all prices doubled. USD went up. The million went down.
Thought it was a lot of money.
Couldn’t buy anything. You haven’t helped
him since? I help everyone
but him. – But you talk?
– Yeah, it’s fine. We have
a good relationship. Not call-every-day great,
you know? Talk twice a year.
Meet up when I’m here. Is it better with mom? Yeah, it is. – You bought her an
apartment here too?
– Yes. – With grandparents or separate?
– Separate. Next door to them. She was always with the family, right?
Grandma, grandpa, and mom.
You all lived together? Well, “family”…
You know? She worked a lot.
I practiced and traveled. At ten, I left for
the boarding school. Past that point, I didn’t see anyone,
neither my grandparents nor her. At twelve, I moved
to Moscow Oblast. That’s 2,000 kilometers away. I’d get calls once a month
on the common phone. The desk clerk would
yell: “Panarin!” And you run downstairs
to talk with the family. How did you feel? I think at ten,
you’d be more sensitive to
stuff like that than now. You tell this very
calmly now. Nah, I’m actually far
more emotional now. Something does
gnaw at me inside. Back then? I mean… From very early age, when my mom took me
to daycare in a sleigh, I’d walk 500 or
700 meters. It was 700 meters away.
500 of them, I’d walk. They were raising me
to be self-reliant. I loved the company of
other kid athletes. It was fun.
We played all the time. Why sit around with parents?
Before boarding school,
I was barely at home anyway. It was a whole ordeal for grandma
to get me inside to eat. I’d pop in for two minutes,
munch on some cutlets,
and whiz away. Even after I moved to Podolsk,
I was 12, going on 13, a year later mom
moved to Podolsk, she rented a flat,
we started living together, and I just couldn’t
live with her. It was doing nothing for me.
So I just said: “I’m going
to school.” And I left for the boarding
school with the guys. We were in the same town.
She had an apartment. I didn’t want to live with her.
I wanted to be with the guys. Lots of action. We played all the time.
Football, hockey. – We’d steal by the way.
– Steal what? Phones. – Seriously?
– Wallets. Yes. From whom? – From people.
– What do you mean?! Well, we didn’t have
any money. Sure, the boarding school fed us.
Three meals a day. Wouldn’t call them good. I did want to eat well, but even more, I wanted to be
able to buy something like
an ice cream, or eat an instant noodle at
night or a chocolate bar. We didn’t have any money,
so that was our solution. How did it happen? Everyone, when you come
to public ice skating, take your wallets with
you to the rink. They had public ice skating,
and we were the stadium’s practicing home team,
so everyone knew us. We had access to the ice. It started at the boarding school.
We had these boxers
and wrestlers. You leave your phone in a room
for two minutes, it’s gone. You had to always take
everything with you. That never happened
in Chelyabinsk. You could leave your phone for
a month, no one would take it. Maybe we were just too
young in Chelyabinsk. After I moved, it was an older
boarding school with older kids. That was the environment. You could always lose stuff. We inherited that behavior.
Obviously, it’s terrible. We’d gather, five to eight kids,
depending on the day, and go to evening public
skating at the stadium. We’d say we came
to watch the skating. All desk ladies knew us
and would let us in. Last person leaves the wardrobe,
we whiz inside. You search pockets
for stuff. I remember I once found
Belarusian money.
20 or 50 thousand. Friend took it, I ripped it
right out of his hand! Then we counted it. It was, like,
100 or 300 roubles. Dammit! I was already calling
up girls in my head. How old were you? I kid about the girls.
I was 12 or 13, or 14. You visit your home Korkino pretty often.
What’s going in there? Nothing’s going on.
People don’t have any work. Some do, but a lot of them have
to work in Chelyabinsk. So obviously I want a better
living for them. It hurts the most when you think
about the pensioners. I recently sent grandma and grandpa
to a hospital here in Piter. A couple of surgeries.
They came in, did whatever. – Nothing major. Cost about a million.
– Roubles?
– Yes. Where can a regular person
get that kind of money? Sure, it was a good hospital,
but come on. How much is
grandpa’s pension? Dude. I’ve no idea.
They don’t need it. I help my whole family,
all grandmas and grandpas. [Artemi Panarin]
[Played for the National Team at the World Junior]
[Championship 2011 in the US, at one point,]
[losing 0-3 to Canada in Grand Final.]
[Scored Russia’s first and fourth goals]
[before the legendary 5-3 victory.] Apartments overlooking
water cost twice as much. I considered that
unimportant. It’s a huge waste of money,
’cause you never look at it. Besides, weather in Piter
is rarely good, so this river
looks brown. – Is that the Neva or a channel?
– I think it’s the Nevka. Yeah. I figured I’d rather get
more square meters. Something I’ll actually use. Rather than a view you’d show to
your friends: look where I live.
While yourself… I did this in Chicago. I got a place
overlooking some water. I thought it’s gonna be cool,
I’d take in the look all the time. Two weeks later, I stopped
even opening the blinds. I just played on the PlayStation.
So that’s just wasted money. I heard that on every
team you’ve been, you’ve had an icon
in your locker. – Is it true?
– Yes. Why? Are you
a religious person? Yeah, I’m religious, but I’m not
like a zealot or something. I kind of stopped believing
priests in churches. I mean, I talk to God as a higher
power on my own terms. I have my ways. I don’t believe
a priest knows more than me, that he calls up God on Fridays
to keep him informed. You had a personal priest
you used to go to? Not a personal one, but when I played
for SKA, I could come to a priest
and talk to him. Was that a team priest? No, a regular one. I would come to
a service after the… I could come to him and
share my problems. If you believe in that sort of thing,
sharing does lighten the load. They answer you something, you go:
“Phew! I’m normal after all!” But recently, I stopped
believing. What disappointed you? It’s not disappointment.
I just can’t understand logically why his connection would
be closer than mine. How do you communicate
with God? – Do you pray a lot?
– So I have this routine. Before home turf games,
I go to a church. I don’t talk to priests,
I just sit alone for a bit. I think what kind of
person I want to be. I don’t even ask for anything
sports-related when I talk
to God in my mind. I ask for health and
happiness for everyone. I do that before
every game. American churches don’t work
non-stop like ours. They open up for the service for
two hours. Not even every day. So it’s hard to get inside with
all the games and practice. It suffices for me to just
walk around it a bit, and to think of the things
on my mind. I’ll return to my normal state
and can go home to bed. Eat some macaroni. Alisa’s there
cooking soup while I’m out. That’s it. – Is there an Orthodox church
in Columbus?
– Yes. It’s closed all the time. But again, I don’t need
to see the priest. Don’t matter.
I just do my thing. The priest is American,
not Russia, is he? I’m not sure. I’ve never
talked to him. How did you come to it?
To God and praying. That’s my grandparents’
propaganda. “God hears everything,”
they would tell me. It’s hard for me to get
rid of it now. I’m starting to doubt
all this stuff now, but leaving it behind
completely… It’s easier to say,
“Mr. Putin, you’re a bad person,”
than, “There is no God.” You know? That would
be the end of me. You believe he
helps you? I know it sounds
a little weird, but it’s difficult for me
to change myself, ’cause they only told me of
one side in my childhood. They never told me there was a choice:
“You can believe this or that.” “THIS is how it is.”
And so it sits in my head. I don’t even want to risk changing
anything in my outlook. I feel comfortable. At the same time, I can always
go to a church if I’m disturbed,
and feel relief. I have no clue how non-religious
people deal with problems mentally. I can retreat into myself and
talk to my God in my head. Like, there’s something
to fall back on. What do non-believers do? Though Pozner seems
to be doing fine. [Vladimir Pozner is an atheist]
Though Pozner seems
to be doing fine. [Vladimir Pozner is an atheist]
Do you do any other
religious rituals? Do you do any other
religious rituals? You only go to church?
Or maybe you carry an icon
under the uniform? Not under uniform, but I do have
icons at home in America. And I cross myself
three times a day. Morning, afternoon,
and evening. You know, I mostly do
this to stay within… I sometimes realize I’m
getting carried away. I mean sometimes, with hockey,
popularity, and money, the brain gets confused,
and you start doing shit. You realize you’re headed
in the wrong direction. On those days,
I go to church and think about
my issues to overcome them and change for
the better as a person. I mostly feel bad about
being rude to people, because sometimes, I might
yell at someone, then I come to, having done
that in the moment, and I feel ashamed
and go to church. – Do you have the three icons in the car,
like some taxi drivers do?
– No. Though I used to. Would make some money and
get the most expensive thing. Played one play-off for SKA.
Got, like, 6 million roubles, and spent all of it on
a Porsche Cayenne. Left no money to rent
a flat in Piter. I bought it in summer.
New season salary didn’t
start coming in yet. I didn’t have the money
to rent a flat! It cost 80,000 roubles to rent
a flat. I didn’t have it. What kind of a dumbass spends
everything to the last cent
on that Porsche? To show off how
cool you are. Right? – What do you drive now?
– The BMW I bought from Kovalchuk. He spent the money
to help some children. – A BMW in the US too?
– Yes. Dig the BMW. After this one, yeah.
Went there and bought a BMW too. I wanted to buy a car for $170,000
at first. Bought one for $100,000. Saved the money, and I’m
happy with the car. $70,000. Nothing
to sneeze at. How much can you
spend in one night? – When you’re between
seasons like now.
– When I drink? – Yes.
– Maybe 100,000 (roubles). [Under his new contract,]
[Panarin makes 60 million a month]
– Yes.
– Maybe 100,000 (roubles). [Under his new contract,]
[Panarin makes 60 million a month]
Depends on
the company. [Under his new contract,]
[Panarin makes 60 million a month]
If it’s childhood friends
who aren’t as well off, [Under his new contract,]
[Panarin makes 60 million a month]
you pay for them too,
the check is bigger. you pay for them too,
the check is bigger. If it’s guys who have money to spare,
the check is smaller. [Artemi Panarin]
[On why he plays in America instead of Russia:]
[“NHL is the best league in the world.]
[It’s where people with ambitions go to play.]
[How do you become the best player in]
[the world playing in the second best]
[league in the world? It’s impossible.]
[You join the best one.”] I heard you… are about to get
a visit from an English teacher. – True. Yes.
– And you’re short on time.
– In five minutes!
– Five minutes. Yep. When did you decide
to study English? You said you don’t… This will be my first
lesson in four years. You had one in America,
and now… – Nope, never had one.
– Wait, you said you
once started… I lied to my NHL clubs. I told them
I was learning, but I actually played
on PlayStation. They’d go, “How’s that English coming?”
I said: “Good. I Skype with a tutor
from Russia.” In truth, I didn’t. But now I’m super serious.
For real. We’ll see how it goes. I’m nervous.
More than prior to this interview. – Is it a girl or a guy?
– It’s a girl. Can you say anything in English?
Do you speak it at all? I can do first-grader English.
That’s about it. You know there are verb
tenses in English? Yeah. I know everything
when I’m drunk. But I don’t drink mid-season,
so I can’t talk to anyone. Summer! Come this summer for
an interview in English. What triggered you
to study it? I thought: enough embarrassing
myself already. I made a mistake by
not studying it. I focused on hockey
and never got to… It’s hard to study
mid-season. I have this quirk. You want to focus
when you hang out with people. I don’t focus. I… It goes in one ear and out the other.
I don’t even listen to them. We sit down at lunch. I stare into
my phone daydreaming. While I could just
listen and learn. So simple. I didn’t even do that.
Shame. Shame! [CONTEST] [CONTEST]
[WITH MONEY] Artemi, our show
includes a contest. [After Panarin joined the Rangers,]
[we met up again, in Moscow.]
Artemi, our show
includes a contest. [After Panarin joined the Rangers,]
[we met up again, in Moscow.]
In it, we give
the viewers a task. [After Panarin joined the Rangers,]
[we met up again, in Moscow.]
They leave comments on
YouTube and win money. They leave comments on
YouTube and win money. This time, it will be
YOUR money. Let me briefly explain to you
what the contest is. Here’s the thing. Artemi began
to learn English in Piter, but judging by his Instagram vids,
he did not succeed and
just gave up. In any case, he won’t study it
during the season, ’cause his brain will
be busy with hockey. So we ask you to come up with
a universal English phrase, a single phrase that would bail
Artemi out of any situation, in hockey or in the city. Any universal English phrase
for Artemi Panarin. How much will you
offer to the winner? With the contract signed,
might as well share.
50,000 sounds fair? – 50,000..?
– Roubles. Of course. – Yeah, that’s already a lot.
– Okay?
– Awesome! Great bro number. Artemi, the whole country was
following your transfer, counting millions and
translating them into roubles, thinking you’d pick a team and
immediately win the Stanley Cup. But you picked the Rangers, and you know
what people write in the comments?
That Panarin is a doormat. That Alisa picked the club for you.
How do you respond? You roundhouse these
people in the head. I’m joking.
But they’re wrong. When the push came to shove,
Alisa actually… We were undecided, and my heart was set
on the Rangers, but the other team beat their offer
by a million and a half, no, a million, [The “other team” is Colorado Avalanche.]
[Their offer was $12.5 million a year.]
but the other team beat their offer
by a million and a half, no, a million, [The “other team” is Colorado Avalanche.]
[Their offer was $12.5 million a year.]
a little less,
a year. Your contract is $11.6 million.
The other offer was 12.6? $12.5 million. There were offers from
teams I didn’t want to join. We sat down on
the last day. I needed to make
a decision. I asked Alisa to come to my
agent’s place too. We sat together
thinking. I said, “What do you think?” She suggested
the other team. – Alisa did?
– Yeah. She said: “It’s a pretty
small city, but we’ll be fine.” Her point wasn’t more money,
but, like, not to undersell
yourself, you know? Though I undersold myself,
and I’m good. There was a better
offer still. It would’ve made more sense
to take that deal. My agent said it would make
sense to join a different team, play for three years
with them, then sign with someone else.
I would make $120 million
instead of $80, ’cause three or four years later,
salaries go up. It would’ve been a better deal,
but it would mean three
years of anxiety, pushing myself beyond
reasonable limits, worrying every year if I performed
well enough or not. I wouldn’t’ve had seven years
of certainty like I do now. My agent suggested I go
with that other option. It was pretty enticing. Alisa didn’t fall for
the tasty Big Apple. She said:
“Let’s go to Colorado. “We’ll buy a house, and we’ll
be happy and enjoy life,
and it’s gonna be great.” I sat there,
listened to them, and went, “Nah, we’re
going to New York.” They were offering eleven. So the difference
was 1.5 mil. I told Paul, my agent, to squeeze as much out of
the Rangers as he could, because I was going with
the Rangers and no one else. He called them and
clinched an extra 600. So Alisa
— let me reiterate! — proved her mettle. People who thought
ill of her are dumbasses. How does a yearly salary of
$11.6 million make you feel? Doesn’t make me
feel any different. My life won’t change.
I had everything I wanted playing with SKA for
30 million roubles. I had everything. I didn’t
anticipate paydays, so… I have no idea how people
sometimes spend
so much money – (Panarin) …and wait for the payday.
– (Golovin) Why did you bargain
for another 600,000 then? I mean, money is still
important to a degree. It’s freedom, opportunities. It’s not the be-all and end-all,
but why not? When it’s there. It’s still extra stability and
independence for the future. You mentioned that New York
is in your heart. Why that city
in particular? I don’t know. I like their
passion for hockey, the energy of that city. I know they have SOME
quiet neighborhoods. You don’t have to live in
the middle of action. You can choose a quiet
neighborhood and enjoy the city
just as much. How did you celebrate
the signing? Dude, on the final day I… No, I can’t tell. – On our show, you can tell anything.
– On the last day of negotiations,
I’d been tipsy by 11 AM. I was just so nervous,
you know? I was at my agent’s
at 11 AM… r e l a x e d. We went to the boat afterward.
I’m sure you saw the dance with Bob*.
[*Sergei Bobrovsky] After you signed it,
what happened in the next hour? I don’t think anything
special happened. We didn’t go, like… What I really enjoyed
was the greeting. How they welcomed me at
the press conference and their whole office
greeting me, with 300-ish people
shouting. I felt like DiCaprio in
Wolf of Wall Street. You walked through a hallway
high-fiving everyone? Yeah, yeah, yeah.
It was really awesome. So… I loved it. The warm welcome,
the excitement. I felt this energy. This is probably why I
chose New York — to feel that high. Armchair experts talk about which
teams are stronger or weaker, about going after
the Stanley Cup, and so on. I’m sure they’re out there.
I haven’t been reading
the press lately. Things change in NHL
often and fast. You can never know which
team is going forward. I believe in THIS team. I’m sure they’ll make
the right decisions. The current team
is pretty good. Young, but promising. St. Louis proved that any team
can win the Stanley Cup. They were in last place,
barely reached play-off,
and won the Cup. In two years’ time, the team
could change drastically. A couple of strong trades,
and the team is at the top. Conversely, a couple of bad ones,
and it’s in the gutter. [Artemi Panarin]
[Forward Aleksandr Golovin]
[Playmaker Robert Smite]
[Box-to-Box Eduard Epstein]
[Midfield Denis Krishtopov]
[Manager Oleg Khaliulin]
[Translation by Semyon Galtsev]

100 thoughts on “Панарин – Путин, беззаконие в России и новый контракт в США / Panarin – Putin and Lawless Russia

  • July 18, 2019 at 12:45 pm


    00:24 Сколько стоит квартира Панарина в Питере?

    01:21 Панарин бухает в отпуске?
    03:23 Чем ему нравится Америка?
    08:26 «У нас беспредел творится, закона нет, все везде подкупают»
    10:47 Раньше Панарин гордился Путиным. Почему?
    12:23 О пропаганде на русском ТВ
    13:59 «Просто я не поддерживаю власть». Панарин – оппозиционер?
    14:41 «Хотят делать все что угодно, еще их не оскорблять». Про закон об оскорблении власти
    16:59 «Изменений мало, у людей нет работы». Какая Россия в провинции?
    19:45 Что Артемий думает о Путине?
    21:35 «Он долго сидит, никому не дает». Претензии к Путину
    24:39 «Я больший патриот, чем те, кто умалчивает о проблемах»
    25:10 Панарин виделся с Обамой. И как?
    26:32 «Все думают, что лучше Путина никого нет. Но это же бред»
    27:15 Спальня Панарина с портретом Алисы
    29:32 Что будет с Россией через 10 лет?
    32:09 Сталин – хороший?
    33:13 Боится ли Артемий, что ему прилетит за критику власти?
    34:35 Панарин открывает благотворительный фонд. Бюджет – 1 000 000 долларов
    38:21 Жизнь без отца с трех месяцев. Что он чувствовал?
    40:46 «Воровали телефоны, кошельки». Артемий, ты серьезно?
    44:53 Зачем ему икона в раздевалке?
    48:17 «Я крещусь три раза в день»
    49:15 Сколько стоят тачки Панарина?
    52:17 КОНКУРС НА 50К рублей!
    53:19 Панарин перешел в «Рейнджерс» из-за Алисы?
    56:06 Теперь он зарабатывает 11,6 млн в год. Каково это?

  • October 10, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Что могу сказать, доля правды есть, про беспредел и тд, всё есть, то что льётся с тв,как для меня короче главная беда тв, что с ящика льётся почти одно и тоже то есть про внешние тёрки, больше нужно уделять внутренним проблемам. И да, набежавшие троли, если власть менять то точно не на вашего Лёшу Навального,эта подстилка западная, боготворящая всё западное. Нужен настоящий патриот, который будет в первую очередь любить свою страну и свой народ,который будет ориентирован как на запад, так и на восток, который будет вести независимую политику во благо своего народа ( последнее сложно, бо в наше время для этого нужно лизать попец как окозалось)

  • October 10, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Говно собачье. И выглядит, как пидор гнойный.

  • October 10, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Красава!Панарин теперь мой любимый хоккеист!

  • October 10, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Здравия всем. По сравнению с Малкиным.просто профессор. Уважаемый человек. Жги дальше. Критика это желание жить лучше. Мы устали. ….

  • October 10, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    ПАНАРИН-ЭРМАК В МОЛОДОСТИ,молодец мужик свободно мыслит,не повелся у чекистов воров на поводу,за такими будущее РОССИИ,ВЫ СОЛЬ ЗЕМЛИ.

  • October 10, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Панара топ

  • October 10, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    футболку чекиста не одевал,да нет я до такого не дошел,и носки с его головой не надеваю,а жаль.

  • October 10, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Панарин – мужик! Очень приятно удивлен услышать вещи, которые он говорил. Дай Бог здоровья и удачи тебе и твоим родным и близким! 💪👍

  • October 10, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Да ладно АРТЕМИЙ,хрен с ним,с этими кошелками и телефонами,мы все тебе прощаем,и беларусские рубли дешевые,дал посмеяться и молодость вспомнить.

  • October 11, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Почему Панарин такая Сучка?

  • October 11, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Живёшь в Америке а теперь можно такую хуйту говорить.

  • October 12, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Хороший ты парень Артем. Но зря ты вязываешься в суждения о вещах о которых ты не имеешь ни малейшего представления. Я сам живу в Канаде и здесь свобода слова как у персонажа фильма День радио (казачий аттаман): у нас есть свобода слова и слово это мое. Я живу уже 12 лет в Канаде и здесь нет ни одного российского канала телевиденья (хотя такие существуют и на английском и на французском языках). Тогда как в России есть такие каналы как BBC, CNN, TV5 и т.д. Ну так где больше доступ к свободе слова? К тому же в Канаде невозможно предсатвить существование антиправительственных каналов таких как серебряный дождь или эхо москвы. А благосостояние США объясняется тем что они грабят весь мир. Это элементарно.

  • October 12, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    на 20 минуте….
    2 срока по 4….и больше невозможно вернуться к власти….
    какие законы создал….всё что тобой создано–так сам с этим и живи….я думаю будешь думать , что менять….и что делать , находясь у власти….

  • October 12, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    God bless America !!!!

  • October 12, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Теперь моя любимая команда NYR!!!!!

  • October 12, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Если смотришь навального и веришь ему-то это диагноз))))

  • October 12, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    уважуха. классный человек супер хоккеист

  • October 13, 2019 at 11:01 am

    А в Америке прям свобода слова😂😂😂😂

  • October 14, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    70 процентов голосовали за Путина !? Хааааахааа да. В стране где коррупция 95 процентов будут честные выборы ?

  • October 15, 2019 at 4:22 am

    В корне изменилось мнение о "Панаре"! Красава! Конечно, вы.лядки путинские будут жужать про него. Молодец!

  • October 15, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Половина интервью-это вопросы про политику и Путина.Зачем?Ради чего?Бред.

  • October 15, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Артемий КРАСАВА!

  • October 16, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    играй лучше в хоккей, и помалкивай!

  • October 16, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    sorry I'm late for the train

  • October 16, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Спасибо тебе парень ты настоящий русский человек !

  • October 16, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Говори рашен крейзи ))

  • October 17, 2019 at 4:32 am

    Сколько ему Трамп денюшек подкинул?????? С его достижениями и состоянием лучше вообще варежку не открывать и заткнуться….кому нужен этот бестолковый самопиар

  • October 17, 2019 at 7:54 am

    с Урала парень!!!всё знает!!!Красава!Седой Урал куёт Победу!!!правду режет!

  • October 18, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Артемий добра тебе,очень рад за твой переход в Нью Йорк,буду держать кулаки за тебя,от души!

  • October 19, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Парашкин пёс безродный!!!

  • October 19, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Да ты черт ебучий

  • October 19, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    "Любые изменения…желательно в лучшую сторону"…Артемий-ты классный парень,отличный хоккеист…Ты имеешь право на свое мнение…Оно, на мой взгляд, неверное. Играй в хоккей в Нью-Йорке)

  • October 21, 2019 at 2:35 am

    Я вообще не пойму,как мы до сих пор выступаем без флагов и гимнов?(( Заставьте амеров без флага выступать! Мы ж, б.я самые крутые, если верить телеку. Или в игнор, как от союзе было, либо при полном параде. Власти пох на честь и на спортсменов. Вспомните, как мы отомстили Турции за сбитого летчика, курорты поигнорили? Сейчас целуемся с эрдоганом. И эта палка с шестом,есембаева ,уже пророчит, что мы(легкая/атл) опять на олимпиаду не поедем! Ты сука, что там делаешь, тогда, спортчиновница?

  • October 21, 2019 at 2:44 am

    Ааа, мы с женой тоже бодаемся по поводу политики. Я далеко не навальненок, но на собственной шкуре ощущаю все прелести правления военных переводчиков.

  • October 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    В хоккей пусть играет, а не рот свой на нашего президента открывает.

  • October 21, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Приятный молодой человек, говорит о том, о чём многие молчат или не знают. А народу надо перестать смотреть « зомбоящик»

  • October 22, 2019 at 10:34 am

    К вопросу о том, что спортсмены, якобы тупые… Респект Панарину

  • October 23, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    не ожидал . красавчик Панарин

  • October 23, 2019 at 2:29 pm


  • October 23, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Ну что Парашкин летит твой рейнжер в месте с тобой 😂😂😂

  • October 23, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Парнишка получил бочку варенья и ему кажется, что он обрел свободу. А свободу ли? Теперь его за эту бочку теперь крепко держать будут и мы подобных «откровений» еще увидим.

  • October 23, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Фраза для конкурса: Never mind the troubles help them if you can!!!

  • October 24, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Ох,люблю Тему прямо с фантастической ночи в Буффало 5 января 11года,но..детский лепет же)любые изменения нужны..лучше,конечно хорошие)) Алё!Артемий в Америке жить собирается)..где бабушек бедных ,тоже не мало)..Сидят два кренделя родившихся в 90х и сравнивают,также сейчас ,как тогда или хуже?))

  • October 27, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Кто эти люди, 3.2 тысячи

  • October 27, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Gold Joker

  • October 28, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Сильное интервью, в наше время не часто встретишь таких искренних людей, как Панарин. Говорит просто и от сердца.

  • October 28, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Артемий, отличная фраза на все случаи жизни, специально для тебя мой личный девиз по жизни!

    IT'S GONNA BE OKAY, GUYS. Звучит просто отлично как на русском, так и на английском, выучить очень легко и на слух легко воспринимается!)))) УДАЧИ В НОВОМ КЛУБЕ, НЬЮ ЙОРК БОМБИЧЕСКИЙ ГОРОД ГОРОДОВ!!!!! УСПЕХОВ АРТЕМИЙ #PANARINWINSTANLYCUP.



  • October 29, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Артемий, я-фанат Овечкина. Так получилось. Но я тебе желаю вытащить несчастный Rangers in Playoff

  • October 29, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    ПАНАРИН!! Ты-супер!! Я очень рад услышать адекватную речь!!

  • October 29, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Зашла сюда после просмотра интервью с кремлёвской шлюхой по фамилии Тарасов и приятно удивлена

  • October 29, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Блин, зашел после Тарасова. Послушать адекватного спортсмена на этом канале

  • October 29, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Патриотизм это прежде всего соответствующее отношение к народу живущему с тобой вместе в одной стране, балалайки, медведи, березки, войны уже вторичны

  • October 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Чума, хлебушку не место в России

  • October 29, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Артемий, красава, спасибо за позицию 💪🏻

  • October 30, 2019 at 3:56 am

    Какой же классное интервью, Артемий – очень настоящий, искренний, честный, душа радуется, спасибо за интервью

  • October 30, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Пример тупого спортсмена. Лучше б молча играл в хоккей.

  • October 30, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Молодец хлебушек!!!

  • October 30, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    Самое крутое интервью – мужик)) не ожидал)) Респект

  • October 30, 2019 at 6:14 pm


  • October 31, 2019 at 7:17 am

    помоги пожалуйста пипец как надо

  • October 31, 2019 at 11:39 am

    а где Дудь?

  • October 31, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Ymni malshik ,horoshaja mama vospitala,ne ham ,ne podlez ,ne pjarshik ,respekt.👍✌

  • October 31, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    если Панару покусает Овца,то он тоже станет путиноидом!!!

  • October 31, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    Отличное интервью, Артемий от души порадовал, есть ещё незашкваренные, честные и благородные спортсмены! Теперь я знаю фамилию Панарин😉👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • November 1, 2019 at 5:14 am

    Живёт как олигарх и недоволен гандон

  • November 1, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Артемий молодец!

  • November 1, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    В том он чертовски прав, менталитет у Россиян просто из каменного века. Просто люди не понимают что такое и зачем Свобода Слова

  • November 1, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Умный человек

  • November 1, 2019 at 10:18 pm


  • November 2, 2019 at 3:20 am

    Вот если бы он Америку покритиковал , да еще с субтитрами как здесь…Тогда я бы сказал что он крут!!!! Но нет …там он бабосики зарабатывает….хотя в америке проблем не меньше чем у нас , а то и больше… Он ведь там живет все таки…. А так по простому это называется пиздабольство …Сидит за бугром и рассуждает о проблемах в России . Это в лучших традиция российской либеральной тусни ,

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Конкурс: "Sorry, I don't speak English"

  • November 2, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Тёма! Не бухайЁ! Друзья уйдут, а перегар останется…)

  • November 2, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Придурок тебе сколько годков? Задрот е…..й

  • November 2, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Панарин типичный пример приспособленца. НА западе модно говорить о плохой России, он это и подхватил.

  • November 2, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Панарин красавчик, в плане мысли. Грамотно рассуждает. Выражается четко.
    Сейчас посмотрел интервью с Тарасовым, два человека спорта, НО какие разные!!! и снова зашел пересмотреть ЭТО интервью. После Тарасова, нужно получить дозу позитива и вакцину от тупости.

  • November 3, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Красавец!!! Просто человечище!!!

  • November 5, 2019 at 6:38 am


  • November 5, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Нормальный парень )) Не то что Тарасов ))

  • November 5, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Читает мои мысли по многим вопросам ))

  • November 5, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Здравомыслящий , прогрессивный , свой парень в доску , с которым не страшно идти в разведку ))

  • November 5, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Он уже легенда😇😇😇

  • November 7, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Зашла после Тарасова, ну контраст огромный

  • November 7, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Да откуда ты знаешь как жили в 90-х когда сам родился в 91-м ??? Умник…

  • November 8, 2019 at 2:51 pm


  • November 8, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Интервьюер получал удовольствие от интервью Панарина)

  • November 8, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Трус не играет в хоккей!!!

  • November 8, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Сопляк ещё про 90-е что то пасть открывает.

  • November 8, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Пиздец тупой.

  • November 10, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Респект,приятно смотреть и слушать,осознавать,что не все еще скурвились)

  • November 10, 2019 at 8:39 pm


  • November 11, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Панара- красавчик! Говорит правду!!

  • November 11, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Какая радость за человека!

  • November 11, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Возьми фразу у Забита: ху из нэйс… На все случаи жизни.

  • November 13, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Дите просто, политикой занялся)))

  • November 13, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Залупа сидит на стуле срет страну и при этом что-то пиздит про репрессии. Хуесосы галимые. Этот хуесос недоношенный совсем берега попутал.

  • November 13, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    продажный хуй американский, живет там за богатым занавесом и ничего не видит,и говорит что все в россии плохоб Дак в Америке еще хуже у простых то людей

  • November 13, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Красавчик!!!! Один из не многих, кто правду говорит. Остальные жополизы живут в Майями и от туда патриотические речи задвигают)

  • November 14, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    противоречиво слышать от Панарина как бедно живёт народ когда он сам в шоколаде и не видит этих руин

  • November 14, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    вот он самый лучший,,,этож наж президеент


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