Valera was named by the Admiral hockey club in honour of the famous Soviet hockey player Valery Kharlamov.
Valera is not afraid of cameras. He has been caught on the seven cameras a total of 27 times. What's more, he often lingers in front of a camera, walking back and forth, allowing both of his sides to be photographed, which is very important for identification purposes. He also yawns and stretches, showing off his beauty and grace.