Video by Ola
I tryed to translate the conversation as much as i can.
Part 1/the first seven minutes/
-Good morning! This is program “While everybody’s home” and today will be delighted by the presence of Tatyana Totmyanina and Alexey Yagudin.
A.Y..-As a matter of fact we usually don’t wake up so early but just for you we get up earlier and Tanya baked all those goodies and made tea. Otherwise we love to sleep longer and for us “Good Morning” is basically “Good Day”.
Q-Is it an illusion or truth that sportsman follow some kind of schedule, regimen ? And how is possible with your heavy schedule to follow those rules? What is your regimen?
A.Y.-Practically, with such a wonderful wife like Tatyana is very difficult to maintain any regimen. If our dear TV viewers can see what is on the table at this moment they will understand that is very hard to keep your body in shape because she is amazing cook and unfortunately we have to work more on the ice to loose the extra weight.
Q-You mentioned a program to follow your body figure and I taught that with your bodies is hard to do it because you were seen separately in different places far away from each other in just a week so it was impossible to keep up with your schedule. I was wondering what are your plans in the nearest future.
T.T.-The nearest? Actually we just flew back from Angarsk before that we were in Habarovsk, Novosibirks, Barnaul, Prokopovsk and all of this in the last week.
A.Y.-Now we have to travel across Russia after TV project “Ice&Fire” and we are trying to cover many cities and as we spoke earlier with Tania we realized that we were traveling with the tour not whole year but maybe nine months and had only three to relax.
Q-How your family lives ? Besides the work you have your family joys.
A.Y.-Well for the last year and a half of course this is our little daughter and I think that no Olympic medal can be compared with Liza’s birth . I think it will remain the most brightest moment of my life.
Q-Are you frequently separated from you daughter or she is traveling with you?
T.T.-No she is not traveling .This is very…
A.Y.-But our other daughter is traveling with us -Varvara Alexeevna/he meant their little dog/
T.T.-We are not the only parents who have children and always travel. Thank God we have at least one but amazing grandmother, who is taking care of her and always keeps contact with us. I consider her the ideal granny and we are calm for our daughter that nothing bad will happen to her and everything is in order.
Q-How many years you are together already?
T.T.-It depends how to count ?
Q.-Lesha is not risking to name it
A.Y.-No , but for us is hard to count from where to begin because…
T.T.-…we lived together (both talking) then we broke up ..
A.Y.- …then Tanya left me and I left her .Everything was …
A.Y.-But if we have to count that we knew reach other …
T.T.-…for almost twenty years…
T.T.-Hmmm, as our existence one to another.
A.Y.-If ten years ago someone would’ve told me ”This is going to be your wife” and would smile.
A.Y.-I don’t know .You were different then.
T.T.-I would’ve smiled back then too.
A.Y.-No, Tanya changed very much. But lets say it was almost three years.
T.T.-Well yes three two and a half.
A.Y.-Almost three years.
Q.-How much and how did you change so you can compliment each other.
A.Y.-I absolutely don’t like life changes but I try to keep up with the point that /talking to Tatyana "You can close your ears now "/ the men is the main figure in the family.
T.T.-I’ve never argued with this.
A.Y-This is why we live in harmony.
T.T.- Always and ever, you are the one who makes the decisions dear. No, the main thing is not to argue with Lesha. The rest is without a problem.
A.Y.-Tanya is… I don’t know, I think I was lucky because very often in my life there were moments when I didn’t like something or wasn’t feeling comfortable. But now, you know, everything is comfortable and even if sometimes I want to find something to fight for I don’t know what.
Part 2 /from 7 to 15 minute/
Q.-You mentioned the name Varvara Alexeevna and we need to be introduced.
(Alexey and Tatyana calling the doggy.)
-What a rarely obedient York
T.T.-Well she has to. Be obedient
A.Y.-Stay. Here, this is our Varvara Alexeevna.
Q.-How she came to you?
T.Y.-She appeared when Lesha gave her to me as a birthday present. Even though I already had a dog but he decided that I needed one more. And two years ago Varvara Alexeevna came in our family.
Q-Part of our family program is to mentioned the life story of people who brought you and your family to us . Please tell us about your mom and her life.
T.T.-On one hand her life was very hard but on the other it was happy because she always has desire to have a child and to dedicate her life to this child. I think she managed to accomplish it at 100 % . Unfortunately , she left this life very soon, she was only 51 years old and very tragically after car accident. I consider this is not the lightest and right end for my mom but this is my vision .
Q.-What she was doing for living?
T.T.-Her job was mom,100% mom. When I came to this world she was working as a draftsman in the Institute but she had the opportunity to work at home and all her time she dedicate to me ,meaning - extra activities, sport and after trainings she was dragging me to the open ice, freezing herself but she did it so I can do everything. Later when I was 14 years old we had this dilemma either to end with figure skating or move to another city.
Q.-Where did you live?
T.T.-We lived in Perm . We moved and I began skating with partner. Also wasn’t very easy and there were moments when not everything came right and the biggest not punishment but the strongest wards my mom told me were: ”Well, if you don’t want to do it , if you don’t want to work hard, lets go home!” . And I guess this was against all my desires. Luckily, it was her insane fate that something will came out of me which help me to become who are am now.
Q-Tatiana ,for which one of your unrealized dreams your mom would’ve wished to come true .
T.T.-Her main dream was , after I became Olympic champion was to see her grandkids. Sadly , she didn’t long enough to see this dream.Only for ten months.
Q.-Lesha we need to know about you ancestors , so we complete your story. What is known?
A.Y.-It is known that my grandmother outlived the blockade/I guess he is meant Leningrad blockade during World War II) .Principally, I think that our mother’s lives are very similar because it was the same. I fortunately didn’t have to move from the province because the big figure skating at that time was concentrated in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Mama was taking me to the ice. I even remember this stadium “Kirov” in St.Petersburg, also open rink. My granny was working in atelier and was making me warm insoles for my boots .Mom like all parents was waiting and trying to look through the door ,not understanding anything themselves how this jump is done or the other. They knew how they were called .Then we would go to the ice. My warning if I didn’t do something right was to take the TV cable .At that moment the main show was “Santa Barbara” and some of the most enjoyable moments of my childhood. My mom was scientific assistant , and he likes the exact science .For example, I would do algebra homework and she would check and tells me “OK, you have one mistake, go find it and correct it.” but didn’t tell me where was the mistake. And I would go over and over again. Like Tanya’s mom I own her everything , without her I wouldn’t receive silver medal at school or become Olympic champion.This is why our parents played big role for our success.