A photo posted by Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin led his fiancée, Russian tennis star Maria Kirilenko, to break off their engagement, according to reports on Russia's R-Sport website (note: link is in Russian).The two had been dating for three years and got engaged in December 2012.Their engagement comes 14 months after Maria Kirilenko announced that she had ended her one-and-a-half-year engagement to Ovechkin.

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Be a part of this team – to me it’s a privilege, it’s like the feeling of when you put on the jersey of the Russian team, knowing that the whole country is rooting for you.” Ovechkin's message comes at a time of heightened tension between his homeland and the United States over the Kremlin's alleged tampering in the 2016 U. There's a long history of mutual support between Putin and Ovechkin.

It's not uncommon for the president to make public appearances with Ovechkin, who lives in Moscow during the NHL offseason.

“I have decided to terminate the engagement,” Kirilenko told R-Sport. I’ll say one thing: Our relationship is over, but I respect [Alex] as a person and athlete and I sincerely wish him continued athletic success.

At this moment, I’m concentrating on getting prepared for my next tournament.

A post shared by 🎀Maria Kirilenko💕 (@mariakirilenko87) on With my beloved husband and our favorite moms!!

Friends, believe me, this is a great happiness to find your true love.

Shubskaya is the daughter of retired actress / current director, Vera Glagoleva.

The couple has been dating since the Spring, a season which they also presumably enjoyed together.

Hopefully soon I'll make my fans happy with news not about my personal life, but my sports achievements.” The (fairly innocuous) photo that supposedly sparked the breakup was posted by Ovechkin's buddy, Russian basketball pro Vitaly Fridzon, and showed Ovi with Russian gymnast Karolina Sevastianova.