“Why in the current situation do the members of the Russian national team, whom the country continues to finance, need to stay in the United States at all costs?” Elena Vaytsekhovskaya about Davis / Smolkin not coming to the test skates

Posted on 2022-09-20 • 5 comments

Russian sports journalist Elena Vaytsekhovskaya commented on the information that Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin will [...]

“This question is not for me, but for our great patriot – coach-mother Eteri Tutberidze” Irina Rodnina on the information about the transfer of Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin to the US team.

Posted on 2022-09-19 • No comments yet

Irina Rodnina commented on the information about the transfer of Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin to the US team. [...]

“This is bullshit! They cannot be American skaters, they are our skaters. There can be no requests about their transfer.” Russian experts about Davis / Smolkin becoming a members of US skating clubs

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Russian experts about information that Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin will switch to US national team. View [...]

“In Georgia, we are incredibly proud of Eteri Tutberidze, and if I have the opportunity, I will try to help her and no one knows yet how.” President of the Georgian Figure Skating Federation Mariam Giorgobiani

Posted on 2022-09-18 • No comments yet

President of the Georgian Figure Skating Federation Mariam Giorgobiani spoke about the development of the sport in the [...]

“I couldn’t have done better the job that I did with them. The initiative to end our cooperation was not mine.” Igor Shpilband about Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin

Posted on 2022-09-12 • No comments yet

Igor Shpilband spoke about why he no longer works with Russian figure skaters Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin. [...]

Eteri Tutberidze visited the United States for the second time during the off-season

Posted on 2022-07-29 • 2 comments
Eteri Tutberidze

According to Match TV, Eteri Tutberidze visited the United States for the second time during the off-season, where she [...]

“It wasn’t the federation who monitored Davis/Smolkin, but the new chairman of the ISU technical committee Shawn Rettstatt. This is a very professional move – most likely organized by Tutberidze.” Judge Alexander Vedenin

Posted on 2022-07-15 • No comments yet

Judge Alexander Vedenin commented on the information that the Russian ice dance duo Diana Davis - Gleb Smolkin have [...]

Betina Popova: “It’s considered wrong to whine about eating disorders and psychological health problems, but you need to talk about them, otherwise they won’t be resolved.”

Posted on 2022-07-13 • No comments yet

Interview with former ice dancer Betina Popova. Betina spoke about motivation for skaters to stay sport despite being [...]

Tutberidze played a key role in Davis/Smolkin change of coach. She had questions for Shpilband, which couldn’t be resolved even in personal communication during her visit to the United States

Posted on 2022-07-08 • No comments yet

Eteri Tutberidze played a key role in the fact that Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin stopped working with Igor [...]

Renat Laishev: “Tutberidze has a difficult character. But she is a modern example of how to treat students. Both carefully and reverently at the same time.”

Posted on 2022-07-04 • No comments yet

Interview with Sambo-70 president Renat Laishev. About Eteri Tutberidze, Diana Davis possible switch to US national [...]

“Training with our new team, we’re athletes of the Russian national team and are looking forward to starting the new season at the test skates.” Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin

Posted on 2022-07-01 • 2 comments

Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin denied information about their transition to the US team. View this post on [...]

“They can show all their skills anywhere and still be ambassadors of Russian ideas, thoughts, our national team, our country.” Zhulin, Tarasova, Laishev about rumours that Davis and Smolkin will skate for USA

Posted on 2022-06-30 • 2 comments

More comments from Russia about possible change of citizenship by Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin. View this [...]

“This is not true! I believe that our guys, our students are our people.” Tarasova and Laishev about rumours that Davis and Smolkin having a try out for USFS

Posted on 2022-06-29 • No comments yet

The Skating Lesson announced that Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin will be monitored by the the US Figure Skating [...]

“Phenomenal duo! From an artistic point of view, they are exceptional.” Benoit Richaud about working with Diana Davis / Gleb Smolkin and Tutberidze

Posted on 2022-06-22 • No comments yet

Benoit Richaud, about working with Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin and why they're a phenomenal pair. Benoit also shared [...]

Alexander Zhulin: “Instead of sitting without international competitions, since Diana Davis has a passport, it might be better to skate for the USA.”

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Alexander Zhulin believes that many Russian skaters can start changing sports citizenship and also commented on rumors [...]

Eteri Tutberidze and Diana Davis commented on the rumors that Davis/Smolkin are going to represent USA and Tutberidze would also like to work there

Posted on 2022-06-07 • No comments yet

Eteri Tutberidze and Diana Davis commented on the inside information provided by The Skating Lesson that Diana is [...]

“Kamila Valieva is Olympic champion in team event, our star. The test that fell on her, our entire team needs to go through together.” Eteri Tutberidze summed up the results of the 2022 Olympics

Posted on 2022-02-20 • 3 comments

Eteri Tutberidze summed up the results of the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. View this post on Instagram [...]

Gleb Smolkin: “No more questions about Kamila Valieva. Diana won’t speak. She can talk, but not to you and not to these questions.”

Posted on 2022-02-12 • 2 comments

Gleb Smolkin, who competes in ice dance with Diana Davis, about their performance in rhythm dance at the Beijing [...]

“More experienced pair should perform in the team event.” Igor Shpilband about Davis/Smolkin, Olympics and Papadakis / Cizeron

Posted on 2022-01-20 • No comments yet

Interview with Igor Shpilband. About Davis/Smolkin, Olympics and Papadakis/Cizeron. View this post on [...]

Tatiana Tarasova: “All three of our girls are great. But best of all are the coaches who prepared them.”

Posted on 2022-01-16 • 4 comments

Tatiana Tarasova about the results of European Championships 2022. View this post on Instagram A [...]

Gleb Smolkin: “At this competitions we don’t look at the scores. There’re judges, they change, there will be new judges for the free dance.”

Posted on 2022-01-14 • 1 comment

Diana Davis - Gleb Smolkin and their coach Igor Shpilband about the results in the short dance at the European [...]

“The most hypocritical national championships I’ve ever seen. There is a Tutberidze cult of personality in figure skating.” frank interview with choreographer Elena Matveeva

Posted on 2021-12-31 • 10 comments

Interview with Elena Matveeva, choreographer who worked with Moiseeva / Minenkov, Klimova / Ponomarenko, Anissina / [...]

Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin: “Yes, we have a pull. We have famous parents, we have a pull.”

Posted on 2021-12-23 • 1 comment

Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin commented on their performance in rhythm dance at the Russian Nationals 2022. The duo [...]

Eteri Tutberidze: “I’ll be honest, I have only one favorite – this is my daughter”

Posted on 2021-12-22 • 1 comment
Eteri Tutberidze

Parts of the big interview with Eteri Tutberidze which will be on air on Russian TV 25th December. photo by Dmitrii [...]