We were shocked last week when we witnessed a RARE appearance of Tatarstan on American television. This program shows shocking video from the Internet and around the world. The video seemed to be a typical hockey brawl until they point out that the players have ponytails and are in fact women athletes. The uniforms looked very Ak-Bars and when the announcer says "Tatarstan", we nearly fell over. Too bad that one of our rare appearances on American television is for something rather silly, when there is so much to learn about life there. Most Americans have never heard of Tatars or Tatarstan.