Ilia Averbukh: “I think watching this European Championships is a waste of time. Without Russian figure skaters is a Category B competition.”

Posted on 2024-01-12 • 13 comments

Translation of Ilia Averbukh's comments about European Championships without Russian skaters. original source: [...]

“She deserves a monument for her many years of high-achievement sports career.” Coaches and former athletes about Elizaveta Tuktamysheva’s decision to take a pause in her career

Posted on 2023-10-18 • No comments yet

Translation of the comments made by Russian coaches, former athletes about the news that Elizaveta Tuktamysheva [...]

“I couldn’t even imagine that they would punish us so severely. It’s just mockery towards us.” ISU has extended the suspension of Russian skaters, comments from Russian specialists

Posted on 2023-06-11 • 6 comments

The International Skating Union (ISU) has extended the suspension of Russians and Belarusians. Comments from Russian [...]

“Everything should be performed in the style of the 80s: ABBA, Boney M. — something like that with a slight touch of LGBT to make it more fun for everyone.” Zhulin and Averbukh about the theme for 2023/24 rhythm dance

Posted on 2023-05-18 • 1 comment

Ilia Averbukh and Alexander Zhulin shared their opinions about the new theme for the rhythm dance in the 2023/24 [...]

Ilia Averbukh: “I didn’t watch Worlds. I boycotted it. The guys who won there are not to blame for anything, but the absence of Russians devalues their medals.”

Posted on 2023-03-29 • 1 comment

Ilia Averbukh about 2023 World Championships. View this post on Instagram A post shared by [...]

“You are a champion, but incomplete champion. Yes, you won, but there were no Russians at the competitions. This humiliates and devalues the victory of our competitors.” Ilia Averbukh about suspension

Posted on 2023-03-02 • No comments yet

Ilia Averbukh called the decision to suspend Russian skaters unsportsmanlike. View this post on Instagram [...]

“Did he leave? God bless him health. Wherever he is after working with Eteri Georgievna, he will not succeed.” Russian experts send Morisi Kvitelashvili traditional good wishes vibes

Posted on 2022-11-11 • No comments yet

Tarasova, Averbukh and Laishev commented on the news that Morisi Kvitelashvili will train in Italy now. [...]

“I think it’s a bit too much. Competitions are not a show, there are rules at competitions” Ilia Averbukh about Valieva’s attempts to jump a quadruple toe loop after her free program

Posted on 2022-11-07 • No comments yet

Ilia Averbukh about Kamila Valieva's attempts to perform a quadruple toe loop after her free program at the Russian [...]

“You can be offended, but it’s better to lose weight.” Zhulin and Averbukh about the story shared by Kaitlin Hawayek.

Posted on 2022-10-28 • 7 comments

Ilia Averbukh and Alexander Zhulin commented on the words of Kaitlin Hawayek. photo source: [...]

Ilia Averbukh: “There was hope that we would see our guys at World Championships. The extension of sanctions is unfair, sad and insulting.”

Posted on 2022-10-19 • No comments yet

Ilia Averbukh reacted to the statement of the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach about [...]

“Eteri is an outstanding coach. After Tutberidze, Sokolovskaya will not help her in any way.” Coaches, specialists, athletes about Trusova leaving Tutberidze’s group.

Posted on 2022-10-02 • 2 comments

Coaches, specialists, athletes about Trusova leaving Tutberidze's grous. View this post on Instagram [...]

“The program makes Valieva relive hell all over again? It is inappropriate for fans to write this.” Tarasova and Averbukh about Valieva’s free program

Posted on 2022-09-30 • No comments yet

Ilia Averbukh and Tatiana Tarasova about Kamila Valieva's free program dedicated to the Beijing Olympics. [...]

“They said they would mobilize only conscripts. Skaters are people who do not have any military experience, it makes them a cannon fodder.” Tarasova, Zhulin, Averbukh about the mobilization of Russian athletes to the army

Posted on 2022-09-28 • 5 comments

Tatiana Tarasova, Alexander Zhulin and Ilia Averbukh commented on the information that figure skaters started to [...]

Ilia Averbukh: “Each of our girls has her own army of fans. And when you start naming them, the fans notice who you named first and you immediately become an enemy to everyone else.”

Posted on 2022-09-17 • No comments yet

Choreographer Ilia Averbukh shared his opinion about the fans of Russian figure skaters. View this post on [...]

“It’s a shame that Malinin skates for the United States. His parents are Russian.” Russian experts about Ilia Malinin’s quad axel

Posted on 2022-09-15 • 3 comments

Ilia Malinin the first in history to jump a clean quadruple axel, he did it at the U.S. International Classic. [...]

Ilia Averbukh: “When journalists call me for a comment, I’m always on the side of Eteri Tutberidze. Even without knowing the question.”

Posted on 2022-09-05 • No comments yet

Interview with Ilia Averbukh. About ice show, coaching and Eteri Tutberidze. View this post on Instagram [...]

“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

Posted on 2022-08-01 • 2 comments

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

“Yuzuru is an outstanding figure skater, a legend that has become part of that golden galaxy of figure skating greats” Russian coaches and skaters about Hanyu retiring from competing professionally.

Posted on 2022-07-20 • No comments yet

Russian coaches and skaters about Yuzuru Hanyu retiring from competing professionally. View this post on [...]

“They may not come back at all. They can find something to their liking. I heard Cizeron sews something.” Zhulin and Averbukh about Papadakis / Cizeron to skip the next season

Posted on 2022-06-25 • No comments yet
Gabriella Papadakis Guillaume Cizeron

Alexander Zhulin and Ilia Averbukh spoke about the decision of the French duo Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume [...]

“It’s mean and petty. Do they want to say that Shcherbakova is not an Olympic champion, or what?” Russians about not inclusion of Scherbakova into ISU photo selection of Beijing 2022 champions

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Anna Shcherbakova

Anna Scherbakova, coaches and choreograpehrs commenten on the selection of photos of the International Skating Union [...]

“For me it would have been more beautiful if it had been Hanyu who jumped the quad axel first.” Ilia Averbukh on Ilia Malinin’s quad

Posted on 2022-05-16 • No comments yet

Ilia Averbukh on Ilia Malinin performing a clean quad axel at training. source: Ilia Averbukh: I [...]

Ilia Averbukh: “Music for Elizaveta Tuktemysheva’s new free program is specially composed by a close friend of her. This is an experiment in some way.”

Posted on 2022-05-15 • 1 comment

Choreographer Ilia Averbukh about working on a free program for Elizaveta Tuktamysheva. View this post on [...]

Ilia Averbukh: “If another pair appears now, like Papadakis / Cizeron, they won’t win. Pair who has a concise story without excessive emotions will take a lead now.”

Posted on 2022-05-11 • 1 comment

Ilia Averbukh told why he likes to choreograph programs for single skaters and share his thoughts who will set trends [...]

Ilia Averbukh: “Perhaps it makes sense to hold a “match” Russia vs China, because figure skating is strong in China. But I don’t think it can be a replacement of international competitions.”

Posted on 2022-05-02 • 1 comment

Interview with Ilia Averbukh. About Russia's international isolation, the start of coaching and Evgeni Semenenko's [...]