From our senior investigative correspondent Emily...
Just found this awesome Russian teevee feature on Ovi.
It's got the works - a live sheep, lots o' home movies of Ovi as a kid, and Maria looking more or less radiant.
Too much Mama and Papa, but I s'pose they're a package deal.
Also, not enough Nicky.
Enjoy and happy holidays!
Q.: When you look at this sheep which celebrity comes in mind?
A: Alex Ovechkin
(If you don't know yet, the root of Ovi's name is SHEEP or OVEJA from Latin which got into Russian language - tj)
it continues with 7 years old little Ovi running with a bike towards his Mom. She warns him, "Watch out, there's a car behind." They are showing their blue Russian-made car Zhiguli and small log house, so called dacha, a getaway house in the country.
Next they are showing Ovi's expensive car, calling him a millionaire. His Dad guides us though Ovi's new house in DC. The talk show person says that there are 20 years between these two events.
Another piece is Ovi with his family on the beach at the Malta resort. Little Ovi is mad cause Mom didn't get him ice-cream he wanted. He answers to "How are you?" question with "Picayune!" (ЕРУНДОВО). This is where his Dad jokingly calls him "Alexander Ovechkin, the NHL player".
Next... Ovi's first day ever at school and his Mom tries to wake him up in the morning...
They have a new kitten called Tyson.
So what else Ovi, a.k.a Oveja, said there? He sez that he
His dad, Mikhail Ovechkin, is more straight, he wants little Ovechkins:
Дай Бог, чтобы у них все было хорошо, чтобы они пришли к решению расписаться, обручиться и принесли нам "маленьких Овечкиных".The couple doesn't rush with such a big decision, but they have been living together.
God help that everything will be good for them, that they come to the decision to get married, get engaged and bring us "little Ovechkins".
"Sasha often praises me and says I'm a good cook. Most of all he loves borsch, mushroom soup, meatballs with mashed potatoes. I make oatmeal in the morning for him, though he is not used to have breakfast in the morning, and now he likes it," told Maria Kirilenko once again confirming the folk's wisdom: "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach."