The Pride Of Krasnoyarsk

Besides being Siberia's third largest city (behind Novosibirsk and Omsk, of course), Krasnoyarsk happens to be Alex Semin's hometown, and a city that couldn't be more proud of its native son's recent IIHF Championship win.

Krasnoyarsk Mayor (Petr Pimashkov) and Krasnoyarsk Krai Governor (Alexander Khloponin) honored Semin at a State Awards ceremony earlier today, presenting the Caps/Team Russia winger with "a golden map of the Krasnoyarsk Territory decorated with diamonds," and "a golden coat of arms" (which presumably looks like this), among other gifts.

The only catch? Apparently Semin had to wear one of the Governor's suits to the ceremony:

We kid - Congrats, Alex.

Click here for more pics (including one of Sasha boozin') and quotes from the ceremony, and here for a totally random pic of him that I stumbled upon recently.

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