Interviews

“I want to do an interview with Putin.” Alina Zagitova about the show, fears and journalism

Posted on 2022-08-12 • No comments yet

Interview with Alina Zagitova. About skating in shows, possible participation in Russian Grand Prix and career in [...]

“It was probably the best moment of my life – I was incredibly happy. And yes, it was really very unexpected.” Aleksandra Stepanova about marriage proposal on the ice and career plans.

Posted on 2022-08-10 • 1 comment

Interview with ice dancer Aleksandra Stepanova. About marriage proposal and career plans. photo [...]

Kamila Valieva: “It’s a pity that we can’t go to international competitions. But sport is about competing with the best and they all live and skate in Russia.”

Posted on 2022-08-09 • 4 comments

Interview with Kamila Valieva. About new season, motivation and performing in shows. View this post on [...]

“Our training approach is designed for longevity anyway, so new age minimum doesn’t make much of a difference to us when it comes to focusing on every day progress.” Vadim Shebeco, coach of Mia Kalin

Posted on 2022-08-08 • No comments yet

Interview with Vadim Shebeco, coach of Mia Kalin. About quads, aga minimum and ice shows in America. View [...]

“Dating a girl like Sasha Trusova is a great responsibility and a great success.” Yana Rudkovskaya about Trusova/Kondratiuk and suspension of Russian athletes from international competitions

Posted on 2022-08-07 • No comments yet

Interview with Yana Rudkovskaya. About Alexandra Trusova and Mark Kondratiuk and suspension of Russian athletes from [...]

“There are problems of physical and mental coaching abuse in figure skating and always have been.” Interview with Director General of Russian Figure skating federation Alexander Kogan

Posted on 2022-08-06 • 2 comments

Interview with Director General of Russian Figure skating federation Alexander Kogan. photo RIA Novosti Alexander [...]

“Aleksandra Stepanova wanted her dress to be very light, weightless. So that she seemed to dissolve in it.’ Interview with designer who created costumes for Stepanova/Bukin, Kondratiuk and Kvitelashvilli

Posted on 2022-08-05 • No comments yet

Figure skater costume designer Evgenia Kosygina, in an interview with Match TV, told how she worked on costumes for [...]

“This’s wrong decision, unfair, very disappointing. All this decisions are aimed at oppressing Russian skaters.” Russian coaches and functionaries on losing spots at senior and junior Worlds

Posted on 2022-08-04 • 2 comments

Russian coaches and functionaries commented on losing spots at senior and junior world championships of the 2022/2023 [...]

“If you do what you love, it doesn’t matter where it happens.” Alena Kostornaia about absence of international competitions

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European Champion 2020 Alena Kostornaia said what she thinks about the absence of international competitions. [...]

“Special diet? Eat less.” How did the nutrition of the figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva change?

Posted on 2022-08-03 • No comments yet
Evgenia Medvedeva

Translation of an article from Championat about Evgenia Medvedeva nutrition and how it changed during her career. [...]

Anna Shcherbakova: “Figure skating is an individual sport that, in a sense, teaches you to be a little selfish and think in your own interests”

Posted on 2022-08-02 • No comments yet
Anna Shcherbakova

Interview with Anna Shcherbakova. About not getting to the Olympic team event, relationship in the group, studying, [...]

“I’ll never believe in Tutberidze’s non-compliance with the principles of fair sports. This is not evidence at all.” Tarasova and Laishev spoke out in support of Eteri Tutberidze after a comment from Meagan Duhamel

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Eteri Tutberidze

Tatiana Tarasova and Renat Laishev spoke out in support of Eteri Tutberidze after a comment from Canadian figure [...]

“Athletes can say to ISU: ‘We don’t want to compete without Russians.’ opinion of State Duma Deputy Svetlana Zhurova

Posted on 2022-08-01 • 4 comments

After all these sobbig from Eteri, Tarasova and company we thought nothing would surprise us. But wait a second…Here [...]

“It should be supported. Without our strongest girls, taking first place is simply immoral. You need to know that your opponent is stronger” Tarasova and others about the Tutberidze’s idea not to give rating and titles in the absence of Russian skaters

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Tatiana Tarasova, Ilia Averbukh, Maxim Trankov, Alexei Yagudin, Irina Rodnina supported the idea of Eteri Tutberidze [...]

“In my opinion raising the age minimum to 17 years is a mistake. As for weight topic, if someone is gaining weight, it means that a person eats a lot of excess, sorry.” skating producer Ari Zakarian

Posted on 2022-07-31 • 1 comment

Interview with skating agent and producer Ari Zakarian. About ice show in Japan, ban of Russian skaters and ISU [...]

Betina Popova: “If you need to explain the artistic image of your program to the viewer, it means that you skate it badly or it was poorly choreographed.”

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Former Russian ice dancer and now choreographer Betina Popova spoke about the restrictions imposed on the [...]

Tamara Moskvina: “When tenth points decided the fate of the Olympic gold, we need to look even for a slightest advantage which will allow us to outperform our competitors.”

Posted on 2022-07-30 • 1 comment

Interview with Tamara Moskvina about preparation of her group for a new season. photo by eurostavka source: [...]

Dmitri Aliev: ‘I’m upset that we can’t compete in the international arena. But people have such a valuable quality – they can adapt to everything.’

Posted on 2022-07-28 • 1 comment

Interview with European champion Dmitri Aliev. About past season, not getting to the Olympics, preparation for the new [...]

Alina Zagitova: ‘I broke my arm, then my leg and when after recovery I was back on the ice, Tutberidze said ‘I’m kicking you out.’

Posted on 2022-07-27 • 5 comments

Interview with Alina Zagitova for 7Days.ru View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alina [...]

Evgenia Medvedeva: ‘I said to myself: ‘Girl, you done well, you deserve it, do what you want.’ And now my body is thanking me that I eat normally’

Posted on 2022-07-26 • 1 comment
Evgenia Medvedeva

Interview with Evgenia Medvedeva for Forbes. View this post on Instagram A post shared by [...]

“I don’t understand why such suspensions. My athletes need it here and now. We may not have tomorrow.” Tarasova and Tutberidze discussed ban of Russian skaters and weight of athletes

Posted on 2022-07-25 • 11 comments

Tatiana Tarasova and Eteri Tutberidze discussed the ban of Russian athletes from international competitions and the [...]

Alexandra Trusova: “If I ever have a daughter, she most likely will not be a figure skater.”

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Alexandra Trusova answering questions at the VK Fest, admitted that she had never seriously thought about ending her [...]

Kamila Valieva: “At the Olympics, in the short program I knew that a lot of people support me, love and believe in me. In the free program I thought that I was alone.”

Posted on 2022-07-24 • No comments yet

Kamila Valieva spoke with Tatiana Navka as part of the lecture hall "Olympic Ice of new times" and also answered [...]

Alexander Zhulin: “Classics develops skaters, but it’s not for everyone. Not for Hubbell / Donohue or Chock / Bates. Classics is useless for acrobatic athletes who don’t have ideal lines, you will never achieve a wow effect.”

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Alexander Zhulin choreographed new program for Mishin / Galliamov, told why he considers them a but juniors and also [...]