Interviews

Dmitri Aliev: “I wasn’t ready for the Olympics. I can only say one thing: it’s my own fault that I didn’t go to Beijing.”

Posted on 2022-05-02 • No comments yet

Interview with Dmitri Aliev about Olympic season, motivation and plans for the future. photo [...]

“When I was little, I could not even imagine that I would become European champion” Sofia Samodurova about the decision to end her career

Posted on 2022-05-01 • 2 comments

Sofia Samodurova about the decision to end her career. And also some comments from her coaches and choreographers she [...]

Yana Rudkovskaya: “I think that Trusova is the only capable of breaking the established system that girls from Tutberidze’s group finish with sports at a maximum of 20 years old.”

Posted on 2022-04-30 • 2 comments

Producer Yana Rudkovskaya spoke about the absence of Russian female figure skaters among the nominees for the Forbes [...]

Anastasiia Gubanova: “I was ready for it (decrease in PCS after switching to Georgia). The rating must be earned over the years, nothing will happen right away.

Posted on 2022-04-29 • No comments yet

Interview with Anastasiia Gubanova, former Russian skater who now represents Georgia. About her first season under new [...]

Kamila Valieva: “I want to finally try myself in new artistic images in competitions”

Posted on 2022-04-28 • 2 comments

Kamila Valieva about plans and sports regime. View this post on Instagram A post shared by [...]

“It can only be held among suspended athletes. If competitions are not agreed with the ISU, then foreigners will not be able to participate, they will get banned.” Trankov and Bobrova on possibility for Russians to hold their own Grand Prix

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Maxim Trankov and Ekaterina Bobrova about the possibility for Russians to hold their own Grand Prix. View [...]

Alina Zagitova: “In sports, everything is very clear. To be the best means to be the first.”

Posted on 2022-04-27 • 1 comment

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

Stepanova and Bukin: “Upon arrival in Beijing, at the airport, Sasha was tested positive for covid again. Thank God, all the following tests were negative.”

Posted on 2022-04-26 • 1 comment

Interview with Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin. About Olympic season and future plans. View this post on [...]

“The situation is extremely dire. There’s only one alternative left – the Armenian Nationals. But compared to the Worlds this is ridiculous.” Russian coaches about sanctions and cancelation of Rostelecom Cup

Posted on 2022-04-25 • 9 comments
Tarasova

Russian coaches about ISU sanctions and cancelation of Grand Prix stage in Russia. photo by REUTERS Ilia [...]

Rafael Arutyunyan: “It’s high time to include the quintuple jump in the register of elements. So that everyone knows its value. What if suddenly someone really jumps it in competitions?”

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Interview with Rafael Arutyunyan. About quintuple jumps, Trusova's intention to try them and Malinin's [...]

“A week before the pre-Olympic training camp, Stepanova was tested positive for covid. We fought to the last, so not to be left without the second Olympics in a row.” interview with coaches Svinin and Zhuk

Posted on 2022-04-23 • No comments yet

Interview with Irina Zhuk and Alexander Svinin, coaches of Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin. View this [...]

Evgenia Medvedeva: “I’ve never ran back and forth from coaches. Everything Kostornaia does is for herself. If she feels happy, then she doesn’t need to change anything.”

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Evgenia Medvedeva

Interview with Evgenia Medvedeva. About photo shoot for a men's magazine, shows, Alexandra Trusova and Alena [...]

Kamila Valieva: “For me, the time at the Olympics divided into before and after.”

Posted on 2022-04-22 • 1 comment

Interview with Kamila Valieva for Cosmopolitan. View this post on Instagram A post shared by [...]

Anastasia Skoptsova: “No pattern? Maybe that’s because all top ice dancers do these element on level four, and it no longer make such a sense.”

Posted on 2022-04-21 • No comments yet
Skoptsova Aleshin

Ice dancer Anastasia Skoptsova expressed her opinion about the innovations in rules for ice dance for the upcoming [...]

Sergei Davydov: “I’m sure that it’s possible to keep the content developed in childhood. If there is a desire.”

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Interview with coach Sergei Davydov. About "running away" skaters, mastering quads at a young age and [...]

Betina Popova: “It is very sad that the pattern was removed. Without it you can design the program in such a way to show that people can skate when they really can’t.”

Posted on 2022-04-20 • No comments yet

Betina Popova shared her opinion about the new ISU rules for ice dancers. View this post on Instagram [...]

Khudaiberdieva and Bazin: “Being the first substitute is terrible. You are with the team, you train the same, but you worry even more, because you don’t understand: yes or no.”

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Interview with Elizaveta Khudaiberdieva and Egor Bazin. About not getting to the Olympics, emotional statements at the [...]

“There was a big scandal. I said that I’m tired, I want a normal attitude towards myself. At least not a humiliation in front of the whole group.” Kostornaia about training and leaving Tutberidze’s group

Posted on 2022-04-19 • No comments yet

Interview with Alena Kostornaia. About training and leaving Tutberidze's group, leaving Angels of Plushenko and Anna [...]

Daria Usacheva: “After an injury I didn’t have a psychologist, I didn’t have thoughts – that’s it, the end. Now I have even more motivation.”

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Daria Usacheva said that she is in the process of recovering from an injury. View this post on Instagram [...]

Alexandra Trusova: “I would like to try quintuple jumps. If it works, I want to be the first who did it. Not only among women.”

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Alexandra Trusova about another Olympic cycle and quintuple jumps. View this post on Instagram A [...]

Alena Kostornaia: “I try to understand whether I want to continue skating, training. Uncertainty in our business is meaningless. And ISU decision on Russia’s membership isn’t in the last place in this decision.”

Posted on 2022-04-18 • No comments yet

Interview with Alena Kostornaia. About changing a coach, Olympics and her position regarding the change of sports [...]

Rafael Arutyunyan: “There is nothing good in the suspension of any country. If there are no contenders for medals at the main competitions of the season, this is a loss.”

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Interview with Rafael Arutyunyan. About the results of the Junior World Championships and competitions in the absence [...]

“Sasha asked to make a gala program for her. She wanted something special.” Dmitri Mikhailov about joint performance with Alexandra Trusova

Posted on 2022-04-17 • 3 comments
Dmitri Mikhailov

Alexandra Trusova and Dmitri Mikhailov (coach in Angels of Plushenko) performed together at the show in St. [...]

Anna Scherbakova: “I’m preparing for the next season, but I’m not working on new quads. When there were plans for the World Championships, there was more enthusiasm to work on them.”

Posted on 2022-04-16 • No comments yet
Anna Shcherbakova

Olympic champion Anna Shcherbakova told that she intends to prepare for the next season. View this post on [...]