This week, the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs hosted a Russian delegation of 18 youth hockey players and their coaches in the first-ever ice hockey exchange in Washington, DC. In partnership with the National Hockey League, the delegation is engaging with their American counterparts on the ice, in the classroom, and in local communities. This is the fourth sports exchange conducted under the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission's Education, Culture, Sports and Media Working Group.
Hear firsthand from Russian youth on their "first takes" on hockey in the United States and what they are learning from this sports exchange. Check out this video and send me a tweet to @AnnatState about new ways we can bring people together through sports.