Deputy Speaker of the State Duma Igor Lebedev reacted to the decision of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) to deprive Belarus of the right to host the 2021 World Cup. This is reported by “Championship.com”.
In his opinion, the main factor was the West's hatred of the country's President Alexander Lukashenko. “I don’t like him, I’m ready to vote with my hands and feet for him to leave. But let's play fair: this is not a reason to take away the World Cup, “Lebedev said.