“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
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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.”

Posted on 2022-04-08 • No comments yet

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
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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
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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 [...]

Ilia Averbukh called the lift Hubbell – Donohue did in the rhythm dance “TV show level”

Posted on 2021-11-07 • 2 comments

Salt Lake City 2002 silver medalist Ilia Averbukh shared his opinion on the performance of the American duo Madison [...]

Mikhail Kolyada returned to the “Nutcracker” SP inspired by Baryshnikov

Posted on 2021-09-29 • 1 comment
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Mikhail Kolyada returned to the "Nutcracker" short program for the Olympic season. Alexei Mishin and choreographer [...]

“In women’s skating, first-second places are quite possible, no matter who goes.” Ilia Averbukh about Olympic Games in Beijing

Posted on 2021-08-13 • No comments yet

Ilia Averbukh shared his expectations from the performance of Russian figure skaters at the Olympic Games in [...]

Ilia Averbukh: “Medvedeva’s example can push many to switch to pair skating”

Posted on 2021-07-21 • No comments yet

Interview with Ilia Averbukh. About his Anna Karenina show, Evgenia Medvedeva's experience in pair skating, why, out [...]

“I don’t envy each of the girls – the psychological stress will be enormous.” Ilia Averbukh about Olympics, Evgenia Medvedeva and Eteri Tutberidze

Posted on 2021-07-08 • No comments yet

Interview with Ilia Averbukh. About Evgenia Medvedeva's future, salaries in the ice show, chances of the Russian team [...]

Evgenia Medvedeva: “Single skating is great, but there are few other types of figure skating that I would like to try”

Posted on 2021-06-21 • 1 comment

Evgenia Medvedeva about motivation to try herself in pair skating. Medvedeva will play the role of Kitty [...]

Natalya Linichuk: “I don’t want the qualifying for the Olympics turn into taking of all comers.”

Posted on 2021-02-09 • No comments yet
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Interview with Natalya Linichuk. About champions and selection process, her athletes, Ilia Averbukh, Marina Anissina, [...]

Tatiana Tarasova: “If we have the opportunity to host the World Championships in Russia, we will host it brilliantly! No one holds championships better than us!”

Posted on 2021-01-09 • 2 comments

At the end of December, the Swedish Figure Skating Federation announced the cancellation of all national competitions [...]

Ilia Averbukh: I don’t welcome publishing private correspondence, but it was a step of despair

Posted on 2020-09-25 • 1 comment

Ilia Averbukh explained the reasons for a new round of conflict between the two top schools (and, by the way, [...]