From Russia with Love [#31]: Winter to Spring 2019

Mad for Skating

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I read it. Not much new information, but it's always interesting to hear him talk. Apparently he and Trankov have bought a pub together. I don't think he will return to competition, but part of me just keeps hoping :)

Is Stolbova serious about her comeback? Are they training and working out his eligibility to skate for Russia? Haven't heard anything since the announcement at the test skates.

Still working on it! It's going to be a hard fight getting the guy released from Didier, and I'm not sure if that's even going to happen. I would sell my limbs to make this happen, but I don't know if it's realistically going to work. Ksenia seems really set on coming back (I don't blame her after what happened with the Olympics); however, I'm not sure if this partner will work for her.

I'm hoping this doesn't end like Sotnikova...
 

Coco

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No, its mainly focusing on football and the only informational piece is that he does not plan skating with Stolbova again (duuh)

Focusing on watching football or playing it? Is a 2nd career in the offing?
 

Tinami Amori

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This is what i read on several Russian chats:
- that Alena Kostornaia does not have any fractures/breaks. She had such injuries few years ago (before coming to Sambo) but they healed. What she has now (or "had for a bit now") is "fibula/tibia and tendons" issues, due to "growth of her body proportions".
- The talks "i heard Alina is injured" are supposedly should have been "Alena has issues".
- There are also mentions that "Alena and the Federation wanted her to go to JWC, and Eteri decided that she will not at the last minute".
- Kostornaya will have 2 spots for next GP events, as she is a GPF winner.

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Fedor Klimov: people are happy that he wants to come back, but also wondering how will he manage to combine it with:
- coaching assignements
- managing the new Bar/Pub in the centre of Moscow, that he now owns with Maxim Trankov :lol:

Trankov/Klimov open an Irish Pub
https://rustelegraph.ru/news/2019-0...ryl-v-moskve-pab-v-chest-goroda-kolpino-85532

Kolpak Pub: http://kolpakpub.ru/
https://www.instagram.com/kolpakpub/?hl=en
https://www.instagram.com/p/BtgQ7POl9Or/
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs7YehrFrPe/
 
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Tinami Amori

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Pablo Picasso's grand-daughter, Diana Picasso, sent a praise to Kamila Valieva (and Eteri Tutberidze's team) for the SP Programme "Girl on a Blue Ball".

https://www.instagram.com/p/BukikdDH_di/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading
https://yandex.ru/turbo?text=https://nevasport.ru/55693-vnuchku-pikasso-voshitila-uchenitsa-tutberidze-v-obraze-devochki-na-share/&utm_referrer=https://m.news.yandex.ru

Kamila's last performance was 5 days ago at the "Moscow Cup".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OS3_xIac2M
 

Tinami Amori

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Oh boy, another "take a bite out of somebody" number! Looking forward to seeing the costume for that one. And the lipstick. ;)
:D i know.. the lipstick and the slick fighter costume.. from what i am reading, it was Alena's choice in-full... ;) she is borrowing some good stuff.
 

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I'm sure it will be a scandal read the comments under the article https://dni.ru/showbiz/2019/3/4/419243.html google translate

Rudkovskaya is ready to forgive her son unconventional orientation - she was in a TV show. Interesting questions from Sobchak. She is provocative many times
Resigned Rudkovskaya sends away gay son

Yana Rudkovskaya told what she would do if her son, Evgeni Plushenko Sasha, grows up gay. The producer frankly answered the tricky question of Ksenia Sobchak.
"Imagine a situation if the Gnom Gnomych, when he grows up, decides that he is gay. Can you accept it?" - said Sobchak, referring to the younger son of Rudkovskaya - Sasha.
"When the Gnom Gnomych, Sasha, puts on her mother's shoes at five or four years old, or at three, and chap in these shoes and in her skirt - it's all nice, you laugh and so on, and really it does not cause any questions. When he begins to play with dolls, be interested in women's cosmetics ... I will try to reorient him for a while, but if I realize that it is useless to do something, then I will invite him to go to another country, "Rudkovskaya reasoned.

Yana noted that she would put up with any conscious choice of Sasha. But in this case, she will do everything possible so that her heir will live in a more tolerant place. “But where can I go, but in Russia it will be very difficult for him,” said the producer.

Note that TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak arranged a hen party, to which Yana Rudkovskaya was invited. The gathered women touched upon the topic of gender-neutral education - a principle that is gaining popularity all over the world.
 

Tinami Amori

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The media must love her. She takes the bait every single time.
It's not her who takes the "bait", it's the media.. :D She makes money off her publicity. She posts something "interesting" all the time, and waits for media to call her or to comment. Like the foto from France ski resort, and the "Chanel" ski logo... :lol:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BuitvFpDhQi/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BuRSSACjpWc/?utm_source=ig_embed

.... the private jet.. https://www.instagram.com/p/BujP9cAj4QU/

Japan loves them... https://www.instagram.com/p/BumA-5WDAUK/
 

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Same. Sinitsina really surprised me at Junior nationals. Her technique and basics were excellent and she was lovely to watch. I think Panova is doing a great job and I think the team consistently packages their skaters well.
ITA. And they have true toe jumps and clear outside edges on their lutzes. Great job!
 

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I hate the fact that Anna P retired early more than anything else in ladies' skating in general.

Just getting that off my chest.

Silly me. I am still waiting for Anna to recover and return. Did she officially announce retirement?
 

Tinami Amori

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Silly me. I am still waiting for Anna to recover and return. Did she officially announce retirement?
She did not officially retire, yet. But she stated two serious issues, which clearly prevent her from competing on top level.
- she quit Tsareva at the end of last season, her long time coach, and for-proforma assigned herself to Victoria Volchkova's group/rink, but has not trained there except for few exhibition numbers.
- she has a permanent back problem, which requires her from now on to be "under constant doctor's observation", as she said herself this past summer in an interview.
Pogorilaya will be working (skating) under doctors' observation until the end of her carrier.
(she was hopping to return to competition, but it never happened).
https://rsport.ria.ru/20180608/1137778166.html
 

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So wait, did Tuktamysheva decline Universiade? I have to imagine they would have at least offered that as a booby prize after not getting Worlds? :drama:

Sotskova and Konstantinova isn't exactly the most riveting team ever. :shuffle:
 

Tinami Amori

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So wait, did Tuktamysheva decline Universiade? I have to imagine they would have at least offered that as a booby prize after not getting Worlds? :drama:

Sotskova and Konstantinova isn't exactly the most riveting team ever. :shuffle:
The Universade Ladies list (of nominated and the alts) was changed couple of times. Both names, Med and Tuk, were removed from the final list. But there were talks that she may be sent anyway.

Tuk is skating in the Moskvina/Mishin Show next week, so maybe that's one of the reasons she may have declined.
 

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