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    Russian Federation to hold ice-dance skate offs for the world team

    http://leclan.ru/?p=949

    More specifically, seeing the success of the new couple Khohlova/Andreev, the ex-champions of "Skating with Stars" Tatiana Navka and Marat Basharov, will also get a chance to compete at worlds. The skate offs will be somewhen in the second week of April.

    There's going to be a skate off between Ilyinyh/Katsalapov, Ryazanova/Tkachenko, Navka/Basharov, Khohlova/Andreev and Gorshkova/Butikov.

    There's a wealth of very good ice-dance teams in Russia, and it wouldn't be right to deny them the chance to compete on the home ice in Moscow.

    Navka : We saw how successful Jana (Khohlova) became with her new partner, and decided we should give it a try. I don't think Marat is any worse than Fedor, and we've skated for much longer than them.

    Basharov : We turned to the federation, and they agreed with us. So now we're going to get our chance to compete in Moscow. I'm really excited! Alexander Zhulin has put the programs together already back in October, but we didn't think we'll get to perform them on such a high level!


    Well, we'll have to see who gets to go to the worlds!
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    Omg, it's a joke I thought you were serious for a sec.

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    Is this April Fools? The Navka??

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    And it's April 1st already in some parts of the world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseyedwards View Post
    Is this April Fools? The Navka??
    And of course I was all guarded like -- because it's still March 31. Dang you people. *shakes fist*

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    Great Andrey. Now we'll see this "news" quoted in the press all around the world until the commentators pick it up and say it on TV. Even in five years' time people will say "The Russian fed solmetimes holds skate-offs for the Worlds. Remember Khokhlova/Andreev vs Navka/Basharov."

    Sigh.

    Quote Originally Posted by skatepixie View Post
    And of course I was all guarded like -- because it's still March 31. Dang you people. *shakes fist*
    Where we are it is April 1st. Do we have to live according to your time? May I get up tomorrow morning according to your time? I would like that!

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    brilliant!

    It works because like any good gag, it has a grain of truth to it, so you actually believe it for a split second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asli View Post
    Where we are it is April 1st. Do we have to live according to your time? May I get up tomorrow morning according to your time? I would like that!
    Worse, even. Israel is changing to summer time tonight, so one hour of sleep less.

    ETA : although in my particular case it doesn't make any difference as I sleep as long as I want anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by skatepixie View Post
    And of course I was all guarded like -- because it's still March 31. Dang you people. *shakes fist*
    I like living in an earlier time zone.

    Good one Andrey! The title got me in.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrey aka Pushkin View Post
    Worse, even. Israel is changing to summer time tonight, so one hour of sleep less.

    ETA : although in my particular case it doesn't make any difference as I sleep as long as I want anyway
    Good! And I'll get up at 7 am skatepixie's time, which I hope is around 2 pm here.

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    Love the Navka quote! Too true!!
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    Way to give me a heart attack.

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    Lobacheva/Averbukh will have been robbed!
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    I want to see it,bring it on Navka.

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    great quote from navka!

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    Andrey, you bad boy!
    And don´t give any ideas to Navka!

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    Andrey !!! I will make you pay for that !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asli View Post
    Where we are it is April 1st. Do we have to live according to your time? May I get up tomorrow morning according to your time? I would like that!
    No, I was being sarcastic.

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