The other day, 35-year-old Anna Kasterova gave a great interview to Sport-Express. In a conversation with reporters, the TV presenter spoke about love of her husband, 33-year-old Evgeni Malkin, for Russia, his help to the hometown of Magnitogorsk and their family life in America. Kasterova admitted that she was annoyed by the Russians’ attacks on her husband because of his American passport:
Zhenya is a patriot of Russia and her hometown of Magnitogorsk. He helps many people from our country. We had a hopeless situation - we had to get married. It was not that "let's do it fast, through communication." We had real circumstances. It doesn't matter in the USA who you are - an outstanding NHL player or an assistant to the president - everyone has one scenario. It was a necessary measure. Thus, we have reduced the deadline for receiving my documents. America is now his second home. He works here, makes money. What are we talking about? Did he give up Russia? No. There is still some kind of trolling. Just tin. After all, Zhenya is a cool guy.
Anna Kasterova and Evgeni Malkin
Anna Kasterova also said that her husband constantly financially helps her native Magnitogorsk, donates her funds to various charitable organizations and does everything so that the name of his hometown is known even in the United States. The TV presenter recalled the case when in 2018 Evgeni sent a large sum of money to the administration of Magnitogorsk to eliminate the consequences of a gas explosion in a residential building. In addition, Kasterova spoke about her husband’s attitude to Russian President Vladimir Putin:
Zhenya respects his president very much. When he comes to Russia, they spend time together on ice. Why not support him? I do not see any contradictions. Don't Putin and Trump shake hands?
Kasterova also talked about family life with Evgeni Malkin and the disputes that they sometimes have. Anna admitted that during the hockey season she and her husband quarreled much more often than during the quarantine period, because all this time he was on the nerves:
We have been together for more than a year. Recently celebrated a linen wedding. I already know him well, but such a level of hockey, such passions, various interviews and comments have an effect on Zhenya. After all, everyone reads anyway. Whoever says anything. During the season, Zhenya had more psychologically unstable outbursts. But I'm not a gray mouse either, and I need attention. We are all people, you do not always find a convenient moment, and skirmishes turn out. And now he, as the head of the family, keeps the whole atmosphere in our house.
Evgeni Malkin and Anna Kasterova with son Nikita
In an interview, Anna Kasterova also spoke about their four-year-old son Nikita. Anna admitted that she and her husband would not insist that the boy follow in his father's footsteps and also become a hockey player. Kasterova believes that it will be difficult for Nikita to achieve greater success in sports than his famous father, and at the same time he does not want his son to remain in his shadow all his life:
I have very big ambitions about his education. I want him not only to speak English and Russian, but also to know perfect grammar. I deal with him now, and he already knows a lot of things at 4 years old. Do I want him to become a hockey player? I do not even know. If we talk about the dynasty, I do not remember that the son once surpassed his famous father.
Anna Kasterova with her son Nikita
Kasterova also spoke about the taste preferences of her husband - according to her, he loves pasta in all variations and pancakes with which she tries to delight him every 10 days. Anna also admitted that she never tried to somehow remake her husband for herself or to wean him from some habits. The only thing she influenced for their life together was the style of her beloved. It was with her submission that Evgeni Malkin began to wear hoodies and simple but stylish clothes from fashion brands.
Anna Kasterova and Evgeni Malkin with their son Nikita