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”

Anna Shcherbakova wins ladies event, leads Russia to first World Team Trophy victory

The 2021 World Team Trophy came to an end on Saturday and it was a major success for the Russian figure skaters – in the final event, Anna Shcherbakova won the country’s sixth of eight events and Russia celebrated their first ever victory in the competition’s history. 2021 World champion Anna Shcherbakova landed but steppedContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova wins ladies event, leads Russia to first World Team Trophy victory”

Shcherbakova and Tuktamysheva extend Russia’s lead at World Team Trophy

After Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov put Russia at the top of the team standings in the first event at the 2021 World Team Trophy, the two World champions in the ladies’ category extended their country’s lead. Newly crowned 2021 World champion Anna Shcherbakova landed a triple axel and then a triple flip to beginContinue reading “Shcherbakova and Tuktamysheva extend Russia’s lead at World Team Trophy”

Anna Shcherbakova leads at Worlds after short program

The 2021 World Figure Skating Championships began in Stockholm this week and the first competitions got underway today. A highly anticipated ladies’ short program event opened the competition with a very strong and competitive field of athletes. Leader heading into the free skate is Anna Shcherbakova. Three-time Russian national champion Shcherbakova is among the favoritesContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova leads at Worlds after short program”

Anna Shcherbakova in Cosmopolitan Russia

Three-time Russian national champion Anna Shcherbakova will be competing in her first World Figure Skating Championships on the senior level next week. Before she heads out to Stockholm, Sweden as one of the top favorites, the 16-year-old figure skater – who will celebrate her seventeenth birthday on the final day of the competition – spokeContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova in Cosmopolitan Russia”

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”

Kamila Valieva lands quad Salchow in practice

The official Instagram account of Eteri Tutberidze’s team uploaded a video of 14-year-old Kamila Valieva landing a quad Salchow during practice today. Valieva is the 2020 World Junior champion and the 2019-2020 ISU Junior Grand Prix series champion. Due to the cancelation of all major international junior competitions this season, the big favorite at nextContinue reading “Kamila Valieva lands quad Salchow in practice”

Anna Shcherbakova’s interview with Channel One

Last week, 16-year-old Anna Shcherbakova won her third consecutive Russian national title in Chelyabinsk. She had just barely managed to recover from pneumonia, which she caught in November, but refused to be stopped. Shcherbakova fought through deep breathes and was first after the short program. In the free skate, she landed two quads and deliveredContinue reading “Anna Shcherbakova’s interview with Channel One”

Tutberidze got back her Instagram account

Over a busy weekend of figure skating in Russia, many may have missed that Eteri Tutberidze restored her personal Instagram account on Saturday. The account currently has twenty posts; a lot of the old photos have disappeared. Tutberidze updated her followers with a post on her story, “Thank you very much for restoring my accountContinue reading “Tutberidze got back her Instagram account”

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”