Here's Vincent van Gogh's sketch :-) of what happened that day after team Russia had suffered humiliating loss from team Canada 3:7
The guy on the left is on the sketch as Ovi's friend. His name is Ari Zakarian, Evgeny Plushenko manager. (Photo stolen from "Alex Ovechkin's girlfriend" site :-)
- Ovi sees he is being filmed. He has his phone in the right hand and his left hand is free. If he wanted to damage camera the best way would be to continue to walk in the same direction and use his free left hand to shove the camera of that woman.
- Ovi doesn't want any confrontation, so he slows down. Where's Ovi? His friend is in the camera, but Ovi's gone. He had changed direction to avoid being filmed. It's kind of funny if it wasn't so sad to notice that this is how Ovi scores his goals. While the goalie is wondering where Ovi is, it's too late.
- The woman turns her camera in 2 o'clock direction, here he is!
- But Ovi doesn't want to be filmed, so he puts his opposite left hand, because he has the phone in his right, over the camera lenses.
- The woman is shouting "Don't break it!"
- Ovi replies "Why the eff are you filming me?"
No evidence of the bruises, the camera is not broken because the woman continued to film Ovi before the video was cut.
In my first post about this I said the the woman had some strange Russian accent. I've got an interesting comment from one of the Russian readers:
Не согласна с тобой, что девушка с камерой говорит с акцентом. Я его не слышу.
По самой ситуации хочу сказать, что это стиль работы life.ru, везде и всюду лезть с камерами. Причем "корреспонденты" у них чаще всего как раз девушки. Если я не ошибаюсь, то именно lifenews сообщили о смерти деда Овечкина, когда тот еще был жив.
Here's the translation:
I can't agree with you that the girl with the camera speaks with an accent. I do not hear it.
As of the incident I want to say that this is the typical style of work by Life.ru, sneaking in everywhere with the cameras. And their "journalists" are for the most part the girls. If I'm not mistaken, it is lifenews who reported the death of Ovechkin's grandfather while he was still alive.
And yes, here's my post about it...
I was totally embarrassed by what Ovi said after that:
"Can you imagine, I go home and my friends call me and say, 'I'm so sorry your grandfather died," Ovechkin said.
Where did that come from?
"I don't know. Some idiot," he said.
That idiot was life.ru, not me, but I was embarrassed nevertheless.
And then there was this post on our blog about Life.ru malware:
Now you know why I don't put direct hyperlinks to the Russian web sites, just the web addresses, and then you are on your own.
The choice of words on YouTube video, the fact that the video was posted in no time by life.ru on their web site, all that makes me to believe that it was Life.ru reporter who allegedly was "a fan who had traveled thousands of miles to see her heroes on the Russian team play."