Evgenia Medvedeva’s interview in Vogue Russia

The Russian version of the magazine Vogue published an interview with Olympic silver medalist and two-time world figure skating champion Evgenia Medvedeva this week, titled 22 Unsportsmanlike Questions from Evgenia Medvedeva. Written by Daria Komyagina, the athlete talked about clothes, TV shows, and TikTok. Full translation of the article, from Russian to English: Last weekend,Continue reading “Evgenia Medvedeva’s interview in Vogue Russia”

Official song of World Figure Skating Championships

On Monday, the Swedish Figure Skating Association and the International Skating Union (ISU) announced that Swedish singer Måns Zelmerlöw and Russian singer Polina Gagarina will perform the official song of the 2021 World Figure Skating Championships. Zelmerlöw – winner of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest – and Gagarina – runner-up at the same event –Continue reading “Official song of World Figure Skating Championships”

Cup of Russia Final to be held in Moscow in end of February

The Figure Skating Federation of Russia announced that the Cup of Russia series Final will take place from February 27 through March 2 at the Megasport Sport Palace in Moscow. Originally scheduled to take place from February 23 to 27 in Veliky Novgorod, Russia’s figure skating federation decided to relocate the event to the nation’sContinue reading “Cup of Russia Final to be held in Moscow in end of February”

Russia to host domestic team competition

A source informed Russian news outlet RIA Novosti that the Figure Skating Federation of Russia plans to hold a domestic team competition in February. Following the cancellation of the European Championships, which were supposed to take place in late January in Zagreb, the Russian figure skating executives expressed their desire to hold additional tournaments inContinue reading “Russia to host domestic team competition”

Cup of Russia Final will be held in Moscow

Originally scheduled to take place in Veliky Novgorod – about 300 miles west of Moscow – from February 23 to 27, the Cup of Russia Final will be moved to the country’s capital. Alexander Kogan, the General Director of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, told Russian media publication RIA Novosti: “The final of theContinue reading “Cup of Russia Final will be held in Moscow”

Starting orders at the Russian Nationals

The 2021 Russian National Figure Skating Championships begin on Christmas Eve in Chelyabinsk – today, the starting orders were revealed. LADIES (STARTING ORDER FOR SHORT PROGRAM) Warm-up Group 1 1 – Ksenia Tsibinova2 – Kamila Valieva3 – Anna Frolova4 – Anastasia Tarakanova5 – Stanislava Konstantinova Warm-up Group 2 6 – Sofia Samodurova7 – Maiia Khromykh8Continue reading “Starting orders at the Russian Nationals”

Valeria Shulskaya withdraws from Russian Nationals

16-year-old Valeria Shulskaya, who trains at Angels of Plushenko, will not take part at the Russian National Championships this week. Shulskaya told a Sport Express reporter that “I really wanted to participate in the championship, but COVID interfered with my plans. I tried to resume the training process, but alas. So now I’m recovering at home.” Earlier,Continue reading “Valeria Shulskaya withdraws from Russian Nationals”

Alena Kostornaia has withdrawn from Russian Nationals

Reigning European champion Alena Kostornaia will miss the Russian National Championships this week in Chelyabinsk. Alexander Gorshkov, President of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, told Russian news agency TASS that “Kostornaia has not yet had time to recover from her illness and gain the necessary form for the performance.” Earlier this month, the 17-year-oldContinue reading “Alena Kostornaia has withdrawn from Russian Nationals”

Dmitri Aliev will not take part in Russian Nationals

Reigning European and Russian national champion Dmitri Aliev is forced to miss the Russian National Figure Skating Championships, which start December 24 in Chelyabinsk. Alexander Gorshkov, President of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia, told RIA Novosti that “Dmitri Aliev will not compete; doctors are not allowing him yet.” Aliev’s name was subsequently removed fromContinue reading “Dmitri Aliev will not take part in Russian Nationals”

Russia banned from Olympics

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) finally made a decision about the case regarding the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), which was presented last year. The CAS ruled RUSADA to be non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC) in connection with its failure to procure the delivery of theContinue reading “Russia banned from Olympics”