Source: President of Russia – The Kremlin – English
Before the match, the two leaders took the ice, spoke briefly to players and participated in a ceremonial face-off, and then watched the first period from the stands. The teams also presented their jerseys to the Russian and Chinese presidents prior to the match.
Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping arrived in Tianjin on a high-speed train. The two leaders were accompanied by members of the two countries’ delegations that took part in the talks in Beijing earlier in the day.