As reported by SovSport reporter Ponomarenko the whole team passed the journalists and left to the locker room. A bit later they realized that they could be penalized by IIHF and sent two rookies to talk to media: Anisimov and Kulikov.
Now you can see why Ovi didn't talk to media in Vancouver, there was a decision made by the team and he just followed it. Too many Russians is not good for Ovi. :-)
The reason for boycott is the story about some players getting caught smoking by paparazzi on video. Apparently Russian TV channel (Russia-2) showed it again:
The players took offense to a talk show on channel "Russia-2", where the subject of several cigarettes smoked in the restaurant was relished once again.
Turned out team Germany does the same, they are boycotting media as well.
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