All the way down to naming it after Gagarin. WTF does Gagarin have to do with hockey? I'm guessing it's the only subject (space) that the oligarch western puppets figure is considered respectful and inoffensive about Russia to their masters.
They couldn't name it after say Tarasov or other innovators of Soviet hockey. Shameful
They are technically Russians. Picked out by occupying forces to exploit territory. That's how colonies work.
And yes these guys like owning/running sports teams. Been like that since 90's. And Russian hockey has been shit since then.