Alexandra Trusova returns to Team Tutberidze

After a year with Evgeni Plushenko, the two-time World Junior champion and bronze medalist at the World and European Championships, Russia’s Alexandra Trusova, is returning to Eteri Tutberidze. Plushenko announced the news in an Instagram post stating, “On May 1, our contract ended, and by mutual desire of the two sides, we did not renewContinue reading “Alexandra Trusova returns to Team Tutberidze”

Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov will train with Eteri Tutberidze

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced on Tuesday that reigning national champions and medalists at multiple World and European Championships Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov will train with coaches Eteri Tutberidze and Maxim Trankov. According to the press release, the pair will train at the Khrustalny ice rink in Moscow; Tarasova will continue toContinue reading “Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov will train with Eteri Tutberidze”

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”

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”

Tutberidze receives award “for contributions to Russian figure skating”

Following the victory of her student Kamila Valieva at the fifth stage of the Cup of Russia series, Eteri Tutberidze received an award “for contributions to Russian figure skating.” The award was given to the coach by Alexander Gorshkov, the President of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, during the award ceremony of the ladies’Continue reading “Tutberidze receives award “for contributions to Russian figure skating””

Laishev said Tutberidze has a cold; Tutberidze posts video saying that is not true

Renat Laishev, the General Director of Sambo-70, told RIA Novosti that figure skating coach Eteri Tutberidze has a cold and works remotely. In a phone call with the media publication, Laishev said: “Eteri Georgievna has a cold, like many do now. We are trying to keep track of everything at our school and are doingContinue reading “Laishev said Tutberidze has a cold; Tutberidze posts video saying that is not true”

Instagram story of Valieva and Shcherbakova, by Team Tutberidze

The official Instagram account of Team Tutberidze (@teamtutberidze_official) posted a video of their stars Kamila Valieva and Anna Shcherbakova practicing jumps off the ice. Also seen in the footage is Maya Khromykh. From the Instagram account’s story: Shcherbakova is scheduled to take part in the Russian stage of the ISU Grand Prix series next weekend,Continue reading “Instagram story of Valieva and Shcherbakova, by Team Tutberidze”

Sofya Akatyeva’s interview with TASS

Russian new agency TASS published an interview with 13-year-old Sofya Akatyeva. Another up-and-coming ladies’ figure skating star from Eteri Tutberidze’s Khrustalny, Akatyeva is regarded as a potential candidate to place high in the 2026 Winter Olympics. This season, she has already competed in two junior-level events in Russia, even though she is not even oldContinue reading “Sofya Akatyeva’s interview with TASS”