Alexander Volkov leaves Angels of Plushenko

Russian figure skating coach Alexander Volkov has left Evgeni Plushenko’s academy, after three years of working with Angels of Plushenko. The Volkov Ice Team made a post on Instagram announcing the departure of Volkov and his wife, choreographer, Martine Dagenais yesterday – stating, “Alexander Volkov and Martine Dagenais stopped working in Academy Angels of Plushenko.Continue reading “Alexander Volkov leaves Angels of Plushenko”

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”

Alexandra Trusova working with Nikolai Morozov

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko posted a photo with his student Alexandra Trusova and figure skating coach and choreographer Nikolai Morozov on Instagram. The head coach at Angels of Plushenko captioned the picture, “We are working.” 16-year-old Trusova has been training with Plushenko since May 2020 and during the season has won two stagesContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova working with Nikolai Morozov”

Stanislava Konstantinova leaves Angels of Plushenko

Bronze medalist at the 2019 Winter Universiade, 20-year-old figure skater Stanislava Konstantinova parted ways with coach Alexander Volkov and the Angels of Plushenko team. Konstantinova described the departure from Evgeni Plushenko’s academy: “I have finished cooperation with the academy Angels of Plushenko and no longer train in Alexander Volkov’s group. The reasons are in theContinue reading “Stanislava Konstantinova leaves Angels of Plushenko”

Alena Kostornaia has recovered from illness and is training

In early December, Alena Kostornaia tested positive for COVID-19 and was forced to miss the fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series and later the Russian National Championships. Two-time Olympic gold medalist and one of Kostornaia’s coaches Evgeni Plushenko told Russian sports news outlet Sport24 that “Sasha Trusova and Alena Kostornaia are doing well.Continue reading “Alena Kostornaia has recovered from illness and is training”

Yulia Lipnitskaya joins Angels of Plushenko as coach

Gold medalist in the team event at the 2014 Olympic Games, 22-year-old Yulia Lipnitskaya has joined Angels of Plushenko as a coach. Evgeni Plushenko announced the news in an Instagram post, saying: “I am very glad that Yulia Lipnitskaya has joined my Angels of Plushenko team! Julia is not only my great friend but alsoContinue reading “Yulia Lipnitskaya joins Angels of Plushenko as coach”