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04-15-2011, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Granlund2Pulkkinen View Post
Is his real name Aleksander?

this guy?
Sasha is the nickname used for people called Alex(ks)ander/Alex(ks)andra pretty much everywhere in the Slavic world AFAIK, so as Barkovīs dad is originally from Russia it makes sense to call him Sasha. I doubt anyone in Russia refers to Ovechkin as Alex rather than Sasha.

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