Russian tennis team meets with President Medvedev

Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev met yesterday with Russian national tennis team and their captain Shamil Tarpischev in Kremlin. This year’s Beijing Olympics champion Elena Dementieva has given her Olympic “gold” racket to President Medvedev as a gift. Would you give your Olympic racket to your President?

Elena Vesnina blogs about the experience.  According to her, all the players were very nervous initially but thanks to Marat Safin who told a couple of jokes to break the ice, they relaxed and greatly enjoyed the experience. They drank some tea, and the President thanked them for all their achievements.

Medvedev meets tennis players

Dinara Safina looks gorgeous. I am not saying anything about her brother :-)

Elena Dementieva gives her racket to President

Dementieva thinking: “Just don’t sell it on Ebay, please.”

Medvedev Olympic Racket

Medvedev thinking: “What the hell is this?” :-)

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