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Maxim Shabalin - New Interview

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by ostile17, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. ostile17

    ostile17 Well-Known Member

    Maxim Shabalin talks about the election of the Russian Figure Skating Federation, the state of national figure skating, and his work for the Federation.

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  2. ~tapdancer~

    ~tapdancer~ Well-Known Member

    Aww...bless his heart for being homesick! I wish him all the best...mostly that his knee heals and he can live without pain.
  3. newmember

    newmember New Member

    This couple has done even longer more interesting and relevant interviews, like this one right after the Olympic Games:


    I hope to read a clean translation of the interview, they both discuss a wide range of topics so I don't know why it's not posted on their website.

    In fact I'd like to see all of Domnina and Shabalin's interviews on their website for us to read.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2010
  4. ostile17

    ostile17 Well-Known Member

    Oh...you're welcome! :rolleyes:
  5. SkateUniverse

    SkateUniverse New Member

    He is a very nice guy with a big heart!!!! Good luck to him!!!!!
  6. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

    Good luck to him and hope he makes a full recovery. It is soooo sweet that he is homesick. :)

    DORISPULASKI Watching submarine races

    I hope the Russian Fed builds a rink and a boarding school in Samara and names it after Maxim. His suggestions sound right on the money to me.

    I so hope his knees heal perfectly, and that the rest of his life runs smooth.
  8. Domshabfan

    Domshabfan A proud P/C fan

  9. ostile17

    ostile17 Well-Known Member

    Neither do I! :rolleyes:
  10. ostile17

    ostile17 Well-Known Member

    Source: Official Website

    We love Olympic mascot Misha the bear, but we must move forward


    Мaxim Shabalin creates a mascot for Sochi-2014 and stars in TV show "Ice and Fire."

    Yesterday, Channel One aired the premier of ice show "Ice and Fire."
    One of the contenders on Ilya Averbukh’s new television project is World champion and Olympic medallist in ice dancing, resident of the city of Odintsovo, Maxim Shabalin. His partner on the new TV show "Ice and Fire" is actress Ekaterina Vilkova. After an expressive dance, albeit not on the ice, Maxim Shabalin gave a brief interview to Channel One.

    The day before, Maxim Shabalin could be seen at the ice rink in Odintsovo, where the candidates for the Russian national team were skating. Previous to that, when the city of Odintsovo celebrated its day, Maxim Shabalin answered some questions for the Radio Broadcasting Service in Odintsovo. Back then, the famous figure skater only hinted at the possibility of his participation in such television projects as "Ice and Fire".

    - Мaxim, how do you feel, are the old injuries bothering you?
    - I feel great, nothing hurts.

    - Tell us, what do you dedicate yourself to now, what are you engaged in?
    - I am working for the Federation of figure skating as an ice dance supervisor. I help our skaters to prepare successfully for this season and for the Olympics in Sochi. In addition, I'm involved in the campaign for the choice of the mascot for Sochi 2014, and I am drawing a mascot myself to submit for the contest.

    - If it’s not a secret, how does Maxim Shabalin’s mascot for Sochi 2014 look like?
    - It's hard to describe
    my mascot for Sochi 2014, it's an original work.

    - How do you feel about the proposals to bring back the mascot of the 1980 Olympics, Misha the Bear?
    - We shouldn’t repeat ourselves, we have enough creative ideas to come up with something new. Although we all love Olympic Misha, we must move forward.

    - When will we be able to see Maxim Shabalin with Oksana Domnina on the ice again?
    - I hope that we will be able to present figure skating fans with such gift during the celebrations for the next Odintsovo Day. Also, we will probably continue to perform in different shows.

    - Is there any desire to return to professional sport?
    - For the moment the topic is closed. Ask me again in one year, and I will answer.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2010
  11. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

    Thanks for translating

    I can see why people would be sayinhg Misha should be brought back-it was robbed of the proper exposure-It is considered very good.