Alina Zagitova’s interview with RBC

Alina Zagitova is only the second lady, after Yuna Kim, to win all major ISU championship titles – including the Olympics, the World Championships on the senior and junior levels, the European Championships, and the Grand Prix Finals on both the senior and junior levels. In December 2019, following the 2019-2020 ISU Grand Prix seriesContinue reading “Alina Zagitova’s interview with RBC”

Andrei Mozalev underwent surgery on left leg

2020 World Junior champion Andrei Mozalev underwent a surgery at a clinic in St. Petersburg for subcutaneous bursitis of the left ankle joint in the medial ankle area. This was first reported on the official website of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia. After the operation, the 17-year-old figure skater said, “I feel fine. The legContinue reading “Andrei Mozalev underwent surgery on left leg”

Kamila Valieva’s interview for Russian ballet magazine La Personne

On March 8, in honor of International Women’s Day, Russian ballet magazine La Personne published an interview with 14-year-old figure skater Kamila Valieva. The 2020 World Junior champion posed for numerous photos and sat down for an interview with editor-in-chief of the publication Alisa Aslanova to talk about the impact ballet has on her skating,Continue reading “Kamila Valieva’s interview for Russian ballet magazine La Personne”

Zagitova and Usacheva appear in Puma ad dedicated to women

Olympic and World champion Alina Zagitova and 2020 World Junior Championships silver medalist Daria Usacheva appeared in a new video by athletic apparel manufacturer Puma, dedicated to women on International Women’s Day. #ВМЕСТЕСНЕЙ (English: together with her) we are stronger, she is a best friend, sister, mom or teammate ❤️ Tell us about girls andContinue reading “Zagitova and Usacheva appear in Puma ad dedicated to women”

Alena Kostornaia accepted to Eteri Tutberidze’s team

It’s finally official – 2020 European champion and 2019-2020 ISU Grand Prix series winner Alena Kostornaia has been accepted to return to Khrustalny by coach Eteri Tutberidze. This was reported on the Russian news show Vremya (English: Time) on Channel One. Kostornaia stated that the training process with Evgeni Plushenko simply did not work out.Continue reading “Alena Kostornaia accepted to Eteri Tutberidze’s team”

Alexandra Trusova performs at Alexei Mishin’s 80th birthday celebration show

Two-time World Junior champion Alexandra Trusova is among some of Evgeni Plushenko’s students to perform at the 80th birthday celebration of Alexei Mishin, in St. Petersburg. Although Mishin’s birthday is on March 8, the exhibition-style show is being held and filmed at the Yubileyny Sports Palace today, March 6. It will air on St. Petersburg’sContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova performs at Alexei Mishin’s 80th birthday celebration show”

Photo of Kostornaia at Khrustalny

A photo of Alena Kostornaia at the Khrustalny ice skating rink was posted by Miroslava Lebedeva on her Instagram stories. Originally uploaded with the phrase “Glad to see you” in Russian, the image was taken down and then reposted without the words. Along with a few other skaters from Angels of Plushenko, Kostornaia was supposedContinue reading “Photo of Kostornaia at Khrustalny”

Sambo-70 director says the club cannot solve Kostornaia’s financial issues

General Director of the Sports and Education Center Sambo-70 Renat Laishev told Russian news agency TASS that the institution cannot financially interfere in the financial issues regarding the return of Alena Kostornaia to Eteri Tutberidze’s group. Earlier on Friday, wife of Evgeni Plushenko and co-owner of Angels of Plushenko Yana Rudkovskaya informed sports news publicationContinue reading “Sambo-70 director says the club cannot solve Kostornaia’s financial issues”

Rudkovskaya speaks about Kostornaia’s contract with Angels of Plushenko

In a conversation with Russian sports news publication Sport Express, well-known producer and co-owner of Angels of Plushenko Yana Rudkovskaya spoke about the nuances of Alena Kostornaia’s contractual obligations. Rudkovskaya informed the publication that because Kostornaia is 17 years old, and thus a minor, her mother signed a contract on behalf of her with AngelsContinue reading “Rudkovskaya speaks about Kostornaia’s contract with Angels of Plushenko”

Elizaveta Nugumanova becomes Mercedes-Benz ambassador

18-year-old Russian figure skater Elizaveta Nugumanova became an ambassador of Mercedes-Benz, which she announced on her Instagram account. The athlete from St. Petersburg had a sort of breakout season with a fifth place finish in her debut senior level ISU Grand Prix series event and a career-best sixth place performance at the 2021 Russian NationalContinue reading “Elizaveta Nugumanova becomes Mercedes-Benz ambassador”