Irina Rodnina: “ISU has serious financial problems. And all because the previous income from television, advertising, isn’t interesting to sponsors without Russian athletes.”

Posted on 2024-05-25 • 4 comments

Irina Rodnina about the impact of the suspension of Russian skates on the ISU. source: dd. 24th May [...]

Irina Rodnina: “I don’t like the current judging system. It has become too professional to understand and too incomprehensible for the viewer.”

Posted on 2024-05-22 • No comments yet

Irina Rodnina about possible rule changes. original source: Sport24 photo RIA Novosti / Evgeni Biyatov Irina [...]

Irina Rodnina: “I don’t consider Davis/Smolkin a promising pair. It would be interesting to hear her mother position – all her students are sitting at home, and her daughter is competing.”

Posted on 2024-01-08 • 3 comments

Translation of Irina Rodnina's comments about the prospects of Diana Davis and Gleb Smolkin at the European [...]

Irina Rodnina: “In Valieva’s case, we should have learned to lie more beautifully. Who will believe the fairy tale that she accidentally drank the wrong glass?”

Posted on 2023-11-07 • No comments yet

Translation of Irina Rodnina's comment about Kamila Valieva's doping case. original source: Sport24 View [...]

“In the ISU, Americans and Canadians hold dominant positions, and frankly, they don’t like us. They’ve decided to treat themselves to more medals for another year.” Russians about ISU decision to uphold the ban

Posted on 2023-10-10 • 3 comments

Translation of the comments made by Russian functionaries regarding the ISU decision to upheld the ban. photo [...]

Irina Rodnina: “Perhaps in figure skating, we should also expect the admission of our juniors, just like in football. International federations understand that they made a lot of emotional mistakes.”

Posted on 2023-10-08 • No comments yet

Translation of Irina Rodnina's comment regarding possible return of Russian junior skaters on international [...]

“There is a certain turnover in Tutberidze’s group. And I’m worried when parents’ ambitions exceed the abilities and opportunities of the child.” Irina Rodnina on Daria Usacheva’s possible retirement

Posted on 2023-08-06 • No comments yet

Irina Rodnina commented on the information about figure skater Daria Usacheva leaving Eteri Tutberidze's group. [...]

“Something is not quite right in the Tutberidze’s coaching staff” big interview with Irina Rodnina about doping, suspension of Russian athletes and Trusova’s rudeness

Posted on 2023-07-15 • 3 comments

Big interview with Irina Rodnina. photo source: RSport dd. 14th July by Anatoli Samokhvalov and Vlad [...]

Irina Rodnina: “I believe that we can see Russian athletes at the international arena as early as this autumn. Because without us, they have been bored for two years, nobody watches, and they lose money.”

Posted on 2023-06-08 • No comments yet

Irina Rodnina believes that Russian figure skaters may return to the international stage this season. photo [...]

“We’re so fed up that they mock us like some kind of lab animals. And who is mocking? They better look at themselves – batshit transgenders.” Russian coaches about the IOC conditions for the admission of Russians athletes

Posted on 2023-03-29 • 2 comments

Russian coaches about the IOC conditions for the admission of Russians athletes to international [...]

“Now many international federations have realized that they are losing money without Russian athletes. TV companies, sponsors, and so on.” Rodnina about the news that USOPC backs moves to allow athletes from Russia to compete at the Olympics

Posted on 2022-12-12 • No comments yet

Tarasova, Zhulin and Rodnina commented on the news that the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee backs moves to allow [...]

“Enough to play in childhood and make allowances for age. Kamila competed at the senior Olympics. If you compete in seniors, then you must be ready for all the requirements that are made for senior athletes.” Rodnina about Valieva’s case

Posted on 2022-10-27 • No comments yet

Irina Rodnina spoke about the doping case of Kamila Valieva. View this post on Instagram A post [...]

“He calls on athletes to betray their country.” Russians on Bach’s words about distancing from the war in Ukraine and being able to compete under a neutral flag

Posted on 2022-10-01 • 3 comments

Russians commented on the words of the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach. Vladimir [...]

“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 not welcomed now. In this situation, no one from the national team will change anything.” Russian experts abt news that 19 Russian skaters want to change sport citizenship

Posted on 2022-09-10 • No comments yet

Russian coaches and experts commented on the information that 19 Russian skaters have applied for transfer to the [...]

Irina Rodnina: “Rising age minimum was absolutely right. The skating program has become incredibly difficult. Girls cope with it physically, but for sure not psychologically.”

Posted on 2022-08-28 • 2 comments

Interview with the three-time Olympic champion Irina Rodnina. About ban of Russian athletes, age minimum, reasons why [...]

“They began to understand that competitions without Russian athletes are uninteresting and inferior.” Tarasova, Rodnina, Kogan commented on the words of Richard McLaren

Posted on 2022-08-16 • 1 comment

Tarasova, Rodnina and Kogan commented on the words of Richard McLaren about the ban of Russian athletes from [...]

“This’s wrong decision, unfair, very disappointing. All this decisions are aimed at oppressing Russian skaters.” Russian coaches and functionaries on losing spots at senior and junior Worlds

Posted on 2022-08-04 • 2 comments

Russian coaches and functionaries commented on losing spots at senior and junior world championships of the 2022/2023 [...]

“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 [...]

“This is a continuation of European lack of culture, lawlessness and cowardice. This gang of dumb-headed leaders is spoiling people’s lives.” Tarasova, Laishev, Zhulin and others about cancelation of Trusova’s master class in Sweden

Posted on 2022-07-22 • 4 comments

Tatiana Tarasova, Irina Rodnina, Renat Laishev and Yana Rudkovskaya commented on the cancelation of Alexandra [...]

“Tutberidze has never wanted to stay in the USA. I’m more than sure that she isn’t going anywhere from Russia. At least for now.” Zhulin, Laishev and others

Posted on 2022-06-28 • No comments yet
Eteri Tutberidze

When Tutberidze will return from the US to Russia? Comments from Zhulin, Laishev and others. View this post [...]

“They kill figure skating. All this is directed against our amazingly successful team and especially against the girls.” Russian coaches about ISU decisions

Posted on 2022-06-08 • No comments yet

The International Skating Union (ISU) has extended the suspension of Russian athletes from international competitions [...]

Irina Rodnina: “Quite decent athletes took medals at this flawed World Championships, but they could not count on high places if there were all the strongest.”

Posted on 2022-03-31 • No comments yet

At the World Championships, the pedestal was taken by athletes who could not count on high places if there were all [...]

Irina Rodnina: “The story of Lipnitskaya’s unsuccessful performance in Sochi won’t be repeated. Valieva is a figure skater of a fundamentally different level.”

Posted on 2022-02-07 • No comments yet

Three-time Olympic champion in pair skating, State Duma deputy Irina Rodnina believes that the excellent performance [...]