“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 • 2 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
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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 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: sport24.ru 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 [...]

“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 [...]

“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

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

Ilia Averbukh: “Сoaching is the only thing I haven’t tried on the ice yet. Our goal is to be able to compete with the Montreal school.”

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Ilia Averbukh announced the start if his coaching career. View this post on Instagram A post [...]

Ilia Averbukh: “Who is to blame for Valieva’s doping? I won’t comment on it. I’m absolutely sure of her innocence, as well as the innocence of Eteri Tutberidze.”

Posted on 2022-03-26 • 1 comment

Ilia Averbukh about Olympics and doping case of Kamila Valieva. View this post on Instagram A [...]

“It’s called being the first guy in the village. World Championships is a competition of the best of the best. This one cannot be called that” Averbukh and Mozer about the results in pair skating

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Nina Mozer and Ilia Averbukh about the results of the World Championships 2022 in pair skating. photo [...]

“I won’t watch the World Championships and I’m not interested. I’ll watch only the Russian Nationals and the championship in Saransk.” Zhulin and Averbukh

Posted on 2022-03-21 • 2 comments

Ilia Averbukh and Alexander Zhulin announced that they would not watch the World Figure Skating [...]

“They have done worse to themselves, there will be no interest in figure skating without our athletes.” Russian functionaries and coaches commented on ISU decision not to allow Russian skaters to compete at the ISU events.

Posted on 2022-03-01 • 15 comments

Russian figure skating functionaries and coaches commented on ISU decision not to allow Russian skaters to compete at [...]

“Well, let them raise the age. If other countries are so eager to get their medals back, it won’t help. We will still win.” Tarasova and other coaches about raising the age minimum

Posted on 2022-02-17 • 3 comments

Russian coaches about a possible increase of age minimum in figure skating. View this post on Instagram [...]

Ilia Averbukh about Papadakis and Cizeron: “I believe that it’s necessary to skate and compete, not to run away from each other. This shows that they’re afraid of our guys.”

Posted on 2022-01-07 • 1 comment
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Russian coaches about the withdrawal of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron from the European Championships [...]

“It’s a pity! Will the Russian Nationals lose a lot because of her absence? No, I won’t say that. Just a pity.” Tarasova and other specialists about Kostornaia’s withdrawal from the Nationals

Posted on 2021-12-14 • 1 comment

Russian officials and coaches about Alena Kostornaia's injury and withdrawal from the Russian Nationals. Recently [...]

Ilia Averbukh: “Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin made a huge step forward. Now they are contenders for the third spot to the Olympic Games.”

Posted on 2021-11-23 • No comments yet

Ilia Averbukh called the results of Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin deserved. He also shared his opinion that statements [...]