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    My thanks as well TAHbKA

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    My thanks, too, TAHbKA!

    I loved Letters to Juliet, great that Tatiyana has also seen it!

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    Thanks!!!! wow, I was wondering what were they doing at Mishin camp (Pinzolo), and now I discover they were training in Pinè (and I missed them!!! )!!!
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    Thank you, TAHbKA!

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    Many thanks, TAHbKA!
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    Dounats, tattoes and embroidery (I think...didn't read it yet, so might be something else)

    Hello, dear readers. In Italian summercamp we figured what we can use in this season's programmes and what should be left to work on later. Now we are getting used to the programmes. We are doing all the elements, the work is on! We use our free time to tell you about our trip to Korea, as we promised.

    Maksim: It was a promo-show presenting the Olympics in Korea.
    Tanya: Last year they held the Juniors worlds, so the organizers invited all the winners and some of the medallist. The seniors were Bobrova/Soloviov, Alena Leonova, Michal Brezina and us.

    Maksim: It was a rather small show - a small rink which was not even full. The management and the olympic comeettee were the main viewers. The feeling was very homely, but it was broadcasted.
    Tanya: We skated `Romeo & Juliette'. But it was a try out. We'll skate that programme to a different music and slightly differently in the future. It will be adapted for the shows

    Maksim: Of course we also skated `Mario' because, as we mentioned before, it's very popular in Asia. We got so many presents on the theme - toys, Mario dolls...
    Tanya: Figure skating is popular in Korea, but not as popular as in Japan. The people are more calm , so it came as a surprise when we were greeted by a Korean fan in the airport who brought flowers and dounats. it was very nice.

    Maksim: Adelina Sotnikova is very popular in Korea. Most of the people came to see her. She's almost a Yu-Na Kim there.
    Tanya: We hardly did any sightseeing. It was too hot to be outside. We didn't even think about walking. Some guys went to a walk and even saw the Imperior's castle, but we didn't dare.

    Maksim: But we had a nice dip in the geizer like fountains.

    Tanya: The organizers invited us to participate the show next year. So we hope to see Korea then,

    Maksim: Now traditionally we'll answer your questions

    Q: What is the secret of your success.
    Maksim: We dont' think there is some huge success. We were second in the worlds. We didn't even win it. The claim we are hugely successful stands no grounds yet.
    But if talking about success in sport in general this is what we think: one can read the Pierre de Coubertin's `Ode to Sport' and it'll become obvious (Trankov quotes some, read all here http://www.coubertin.ch/pdf/99%20PDF%20angl1.pdf not sure whether his quotes are exact....), Sport is a hard work, patience and ability to figt. One has to learn those things and the success will come. That's what we think.

    Q: Were the new programmes choreographed, are you working on them, or you are still working mainly on the elements and not programmes? When will you announce the music and when will we see the programmes for the first time?
    Maksim: The programmes were choreographed, we are working on them. We are not going to announce anything till September when the test skates for the team will be held. We'll show the programmes then.
    Tanya: But even then the version you'll see will not be the final one. For example last year we changed the LP right before the Worlds.

    Q: You skated a programme to `Aimer' in Korea. Was it choreographed by Nikolai Morozov as well? Is it your new exhibition number?
    Tanya: No. Because we lacked time we just combined some parts of other programmes. We want to rework that number in the future.

    Q: About Stanislav Morozov - does he have now a Russian citizenship? There was some information in the press he started the process? Does he like coaching? Does he miss competing himself? How is his junior pair doing?
    Tanya: Yes, Stanislav has a Russian citizenship. He loves working as a coach - I can see it's his passion. His junior pair just started progressing now - last year the girl was ill. This season they are going to compete in Junior Grand Prix. They have just started.

    Q: Did you like Mishin's training summpercamp?
    Maksim: We didn't spend much time there unfortunately. About 10 minutes. We came to visit Stephane, said hello to Mishin and the coaches and went to have a dinner.

    Q: The fans give you lots of present,but have you got a Ukranian `vyshivanka'?
    Maksim: I was not yet invited to participate any shows in Ukraine, so I don't have a vyshivanka. But I plan to come and visit Tanya there. Indeed, I do have the Korean and the Japanese national costumes, but not vyshivanka. Something to look forward.

    Q: Maksim, how many tattos do you have and what do they mean?
    Maksim: Four so far. Olympic rings on my chest on my heart - I made that one in Vancouver. I did a tattoo in Manhatten on my stomach. It's a puzzle where a letter `A' hides - that's the first letter in my girlfriend's name. Why a puzzle? I think we match each other like the puzzle pieces. On my right calf I have a mask, which I did in St. Petersburg. On my back a hieroglyph `Se' which means Victory, but I want to redo it - I don't like it, it was not done well. I want to tatoo my right foot all the way till the knee.
    I decided I'd have a tattoo when I was a teenager. I belonged to the so-called outsiders, had lots of piersings. I don't do it for the excitement - that I don't need. I never even go to the rollercoasters. I have so much adrenalin in the sports that I don't enjoy those artificial ones. I like the process of the tattooing - it hurts at first but then you relax. It helps thinking.

    Q: Why have you decided to skate to `Aimer'? Will you perform it again?
    Maksim: Actually we planned to skate to another piece, but didn't have enough time to comlpete it. We think it was a one time thing.

    Q: Which Russian competitions except for the Nationals will you participate?
    Maksim: We didn't plan any Russian competitions, but if we have to of course we will.

    Q: Don't you need to participate the Russian internal competition to qualify for the Nationals even if you are the first pair?
    Maksim: No, those who participate the Grand Prix are qualified for the Nationals.

    That's it for now, take care!
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    Thanks for the translation TAHbKA!
    I'm so excited to see their new programs Only a month more to wait!

    I want to tatoo my right foot all the way till the knee.
    However I really hope this isn't true....

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    As always, thanks for the translation. I love their blogs. Both of them are so likable and level headed. I can only imagine how restrained and frustrated he was with Maria and Vasiliev. I think the change was much bigger for him than for Tatiana. Both of them seem so happy with the partnership and their lives in general. I'm already a fan of Stas' junior team and I don't even know who they are. I hope he has great success as a coach. I can't wait for this season's pairs competitions.
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    Thank you for the translation. I love how positive both these people are.
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    Once again, thanks TAHbKA! It is always nice to read those little tidbits from this great pair.
    (And Stas Morozov,who seems to be a treasure as a husband.)

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    Pavla, thanks for the link! Will translate later on today....

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    Temptation and Seduction
    Hello, everyone. We are very sad. The tragedy of the Yaroslav `Lokomotiv' (the hockey team was killed in an airplane accident) shocked us and we still can't recover. We'd like to express our condolences to the families. It's awful that our carelesness is to blame. We are flying quite often ourselves, sometimes on such old airplanes that it's scary. We think the safety of the public transportation should become a priority on the government level. The companies can not longer save money on the people's lives expense. It's such a shame. They were all so young. May they rest in peace.

    Maksim: It's hard to talk about anything else, but reckong you expect some news and updates from us, so let us tell a bit about our programmes.
    Tanya: As you know the test skates took place and we participated them. We were decent in the SP, but the LP was harder. It was becase it took us 3.5 hours to get from Novogorsk to Balashikha. With no toilet, no air conditioner etc. It was crowded, everyone were so tired. But it was important for us to show the programme and hope it went well.

    Maksim: we received some feedback, many specialists liked what they saw and we are now working on their remarks.
    Tanya: we should notify it's not the final version of the programme, neither of the costumes. Things will change. But we'll talk about the costumes next entry, now its' about the programmes.

    Maksim: Right now we have lyrics in our SP music, but they will be removed, the person who does music arrangements is working on it now.
    Tanya: We searched for the music for the SP for a long time. Nikolai Morozov offered us some things. Some we disliked, some he did. When we participated the `ArtOnIce' we heard the rehearsal of the symphonical orchestra who were playing the `Evanscence' sons with no lyrics. Maks recalled that quite by chance and we realized that's what we wanted.

    Maksim: We had an idea to create a contemporary programme. But we should say in advance: it's not hip hop, as was written many times. It's alternative rock. We would have gone to the Broadwad dance anyway since Nikolai said it was good for us, will help us to feel the body better. Of course we used some moves in the SP from what we learned there. We tried to switch the traditional figure skating lines with the strict lines of the contemporary dance. We thought it would be interesting, though, of course, we are not the first ones to try that. But we don't want to be a forever Romeo&Juliette. We want to change.
    Tanya: if we ever go to a skate camp in NY we'll go back to the dances. We are looking for a specialist on contemporary dance here, but with no success so far.
    Maksim: it's hard to find a choreographer on such a level in Russia like the one we had in the USA. We are now working with the video records that we have plenty.
    The idea of the dance is the same as the music clip. Tanya asks through her sleep to wake her and bring her back to life. `Bring me to life' is the name of the piece. The sleep is not just an actual sleep but a methafor for a just existence type of life. Tanya cries for help, begs to bring some life into her, to be filled with colours and emotions. Of course the programme in a sense is about love.

    Tanya: As for the LP. Maksim chose the music before the Worlds. He watched the movie `The Black Swan' and liked the music
    Maksim: I downloaded it from the internet and brought it to the ice. Everyone liked it: the choreographer, Nina Mozer, Stas Morozov, Tanya. We didn't even try looking for a different music. When in the USA we told Nikolai about our idea and he immediately agreed.

    Tanya: The story line is the same as in the movie, but, of course, we use the ballet much mroe. It's not a classical `Swan Lake' though. Maksim is not trying to repict a bird as was written on the internet.
    Maksim: Am more of a devil, I tempt the swan, i.e. Tanya. First she is white and pure, but I do my magic and in the middle there is a place where I manage to seduce her and she slowly becomes a black swan.. By the end of the programme she is more agressive, the moves change. We don't really have an ending yet. We still have a lot of work to do
    There will be a lot of classical ballet poses at the beginning, especially for Tanya, since she has to change so much by the end of the progarmme. We are thinking of working with someone from the ballet. But the choreographer will have to work with a ready programme.

    Tanya: It's too soon to tell anything ,there is still so much work to do. Most importantly - I love my character, but it's hard for me to change - am a white swan deep down.
    Maksim: I immediately spotted Tanya in the character, she reminds me so mcuh of the main character in the movie, before the change. Not in her appearance of course, but the inner self.

    That's it for now. We'll tell about the costumes next time and will answer your questions. Please take care of yourselves.

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    Thanks for the link and translation. I love reading their blogs.
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    Thank you, TAHbKA!
    Their blog is so interesting!

    Edit to add: The photos are fantastic, too! I love her hairdo and dress.
    There is nothing to complain about his looks either.
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    Thanks for the translation. Yes, it's great that they have a blog! Every skater should have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAHbKA View Post
    Maksim: We had an idea to create a contemporary programme. But we should say in advance: it's not hip hop, as was written many times. It's alternative rock.
    Thank you Max! This has been bugging me!

    Tanya: if we ever go to a skate camp in NY we'll go back to the dances. We are looking for a specialist on contemporary dance here, but with no success
    Shanti Rushpaul!

    Thanks TAHbKA, the blog is so interesting. Let us hope that they never impose the ice dancing "uplifting music only/storyline shouldn't have to be explained to audience" rules to pairs, for emo Max's sake

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAHbKA View Post
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    Tanya: I love my character, but it's hard for me to change - am a white swan deep down.

    Maksim: I immediately spotted Tanya in the character, she reminds me so mcuh of the main character in the movie, before the change. Not in her appearance of course, but the inner self.

    Awwww...

    Thanks, TAHbKA for the translation!!
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    Hello, dear readers! We are in Slovakia, where the traditional Onjei Nepela memorial kicks off. The German Nebelhorn Trophy is behind us, thank you so much for your congradulations! We'll write more bout those competitions next time when we are back home, now, as promised, we'll show the costumes and answer your questions.

    Maksim: in Germany we used the draft for the short programme costumes, which will probably undergo lots of changes. My costume for the long programme will probably remain with no changes, I think it's good.
    Tanya: my dress will be changed. Perhaps we'll drop the tutu. I don't feel comfortable skating in it and the most important thing about the costume is being comfortable. We'll try various things till we find the right one. Right now we are not satisfied with the result.

    Maksim: we are working with Elena Danilova - the same designer who did our last year's costumes. We like the way she works, the way she sews and we hope the final result will be good

    Tanya: now to your questions

    Q: Have you got any ideas for the new programmes for the following seasons? After all the Olympic season is not far away
    Maksim: We have ideas. Even for the olympic season , but we will not reveal anything now. All in a good time.

    Q: Do you take part in the costumes design?
    Maksim: Of course! We voice out our wishes, what do we want to see on the paper and later on the ice. And we have our own preferences, traditions, if you like. After skating for so long we know what is comfortable, how the sleeves should go, how long the skirt and the trousers shoudl be.
    Tanya: When the costume is good it adds to the confidence on the ice. It's very important.
    Maksim: for example I don't like wide sleeves, prefer the sleeves to go to the elbow. If it's a long sleeve - it is always tight. The collar usually wide and round. I don't like deep cleavages. In general the costumes are a complicated thing - they have to hide the wrongs and emphasize the advantages.
    Tanya: I like high collars, open back and comfortable skirt. Sometimes even a long skirt, dance like. Hence the tutu is quite unusual for me.

    Q: What are the new lifts rules?
    Maksim: The lifts became harder. One component was removed, hence to gain the levels one has to either do a complicated entrance, or a complicated exit, while before they both counted. Now we can pick only one. So all that remains now is the position of the partner above, two spins on one arm, change of direction, complicated entrance or exit, change of the male partner hand, change of a female partner position.

    Q: You only used the lyrics in the short programme music in the test skates?
    Tanya: Yes, of course. We skated to the music with no lyrics in Germany. But we don't really like it and we'll have it redone.

    Q: Will you put the lifts and throws in the 2nd part of the long programme? If am not mistaken you have 2 throws and 3 lifts there?
    Maksim: We'll have 5 elements in the 2nd part of the programe.

    Q: Will you take part in any shows during the season or will you only concentrate on competitions?
    Tanya: We'll participate the `Art on Ice'. We have not decided yet about any other shows.

    That's it for now, till later! good luck! watch figure skating

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    wowsee!

    All they need is a pic of them kissing to complete the set.
    They're totally

    There's a couple of pics where it seems like they're about to each other.

    Very cute couple.

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