Russian figure skating news in 2024

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2024 Russian Senior Nationals results (December 20-24, 2023 in Chelyabinsk): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2024_Russian_Figure_Skating_Championships#Results

From the previous thread - my post was on March 7, 2024:
Vladislav Dikidzhi, 19 (http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00111176.htm), just shared clips of his 4A landed in practice: https://www.instagram.com/p/C4N74vnIIKR/
He's really come into his own this season. I'd read that he was practicing the jump, but I'm curious if Semenenko or Gumennik are, especially Semenenko as Gumennik sometimes still has issues with the 3A. If Dikidzhi gets this to at least 50% success, I'm sure Mishin will consider this. It was inevitable after Malinin that others would master the jump.
You know it's an off season when the Russian ice dancing teams start breaking up.
Shanaeva/Drozd are done (erm.. I didn't even realize they were skating together).
 

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Bobrova gave birth to her second son
Sotnikova got engaged to a tennis player Popko (I have no clue whether he is her child's father)
 

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Popko is handsome. Maybe a good thing the fortune tellers weren’t able to bring her boyfriend back!
 

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Not sure where this best belongs, but Nazarychev is still touring with cruise ships in the US and he learned the backflip recently. On his IG story today, he did a 2A+Euler+backflip

Adam’s gonna get ideas ;)

 

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I heard Annabelle Morozov/Igor Eremenko are performing their 2023-24 programs -- Queen medley RD & "Clair de Lune" FD today (April 6) in an exhibition in the SeatGeek Rink of the newly opened Baptist Health Iceplex in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
 

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Hmmm...not sure how that's going to help his jump consistency which is a pity because his skating is beautiful otherwise.
I guess nobody like the feeling of being treated as an unfavorite child. At least Rukavitsin treats his athletes warmly.
 

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I guess nobody like the feeling of being treated as an unfavorite child. At least Rukavitsin treats his athletes warmly.
No doubt Semenenko is the fair-haired boy at this time as he clearly has the best results of all the Mishin skaters. Lutfullin is my personal fav, but he has the same issues as Matvie. I just don't think he's going to get the results he wants by moving to Rukavitsin. :(
 

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No doubt Semenenko is the fair-haired boy at this time as he clearly has the best results of all the Mishin skaters. Lutfullin is my personal fav, but he has the same issues as Matvie. I just don't think he's going to get the results he wants by moving to Rukavitsin. :(
I, too, prefer Lutfullin's jumping technique and skating style among all Mishin's boys. But unfortunately, more often than not, it's technical contents and consistency but not quality and skating skills are rewarded in the form of GOE and CoP.
 

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Semenenko is injured after attempting a 4A.
Mishina/Galliamov are attempting quad elements (if I understand correctly - a throw)
Gumennik is working on a 4A.
 

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Semenenko is injured after attempting a 4A.
Mishina/Galliamov are attempting quad elements (if I understand correctly - a throw)
Gumennik is working on a 4A.
So is Dikidzhi. Artemeva/Briukhanov had several successful 4twists in competition last season.
 

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In poor taste and rather dreary as was the entire event, with few exceptions notably, Aliev Dmitry, Kag/Nek, Tuktik, Sinitsyna, Kolyada and wife.....but oh so dreary. Also, does Stepanova plan to starve herself to oblivion? SighI
Watched tthe show and it was iindeed trashy. Cannot wait to see what Kaganovskaya and Nekrassov will do this coming season. As for Stepanova, typical expectation of Russian female skaters . Forget about a healthy look especially if you are in Zhulin's group. No wonder Shanaeva left the the group after her split from Drozd.
 

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Watched tthe show and it was iindeed trashy. Cannot wait to see what Kaganovskaya and Nekrassov will do this coming season. As for Stepanova, typical expectation of Russian female skaters . Forget about a healthy look especially if you are in Zhulin's group. No wonder Shanaeva left the the group after her split from Drozd.
I so liked her when she skated with Narhizny?? She had a spark, but with Zhulin, its a one size fits all sort of vibe. So what can they do? They either stay and become another cut out or they leave to find someone who brings out the best in THEM.
 

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Danny G was expelled from the Moscow Figure Skating Federation for not paying for his membership fees. Everyone is guessing that he's moving somewhere, but where??

edit: I messed up the link. The "source" was from Reddit crediting the news to FFKM (Russian Federation site). I went to the site to find an original link but I didn't see anything there. Someone on Reddit said that the membership fee is only about $30 so he could be moving away from Moscow or he just got busy and lapsed because that amount is not going to be significant for him at all.
 
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MOSCOW, May 20 – RIA Novosti, Vlad Zhukov. The Russian dance duo of figure skaters Annabelle Morozov/Igor Eremenko has broken up, the partner is training with American Jeffrey Chen to compete for the US team, a source close to the situation told RIA Novosti.
Earlier, a RIA Novosti source reported that Morozov/Eremenko switched from France to the USA on the issue of changing sports citizenship. At the same time, according to the source, the athletes are currently considering the option in which Morozov will continue to compete with Chen, the brother of the American singles skater Karen Chen, who participated in the team Olympic tournament of the 2022 Games in Beijing. As the source noted, Eremenko will not ask the Russian Figure Skating Federation to change his citizenship.
Morozov has Russian, American and French citizenship. Before forming a duet with Eremenko, she performed with Andrei Bagin and David Narizhny. Eremenko won the Junior Grand Prix Final along with previous partner Sofia Shevchenko.


"The US Figure Skating Federation requested the release of Russian figure skater Annabelle Morozov and sent a corresponding release to the Russian Figure Skating Federation (FFKKR), a source close to the situation told RIA Novosti." https://rsport.ria.ru/20240520/istochnik-1947266774.html

Morozov/Eremenko had performed in a Florida rink show last month (eta: refer to my post #10 above).

Morozov and Jeffrey Chen had danced together on stage in a charity show with other Michigan Ice Dance Academy (MIDA) skaters earlier this month - video was posted in the U.S. Ice Dance news thread: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...3-24-news-updates.110811/page-37#post-6597000

Eremenko posted to Annabelle "Happy Birthday my sunshine 💛" on May 2: https://www.instagram.com/p/C6c9Sjhu6z8/
 
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MOSCOW, May 20 – RIA Novosti, Vlad Zhukov. The Russian dance duo of figure skaters Annabelle Morozov/Igor Eremenko has broken up, the partner is training with American Jeffrey Chen to compete for the US team, a source close to the situation told RIA Novosti.
Earlier, a RIA Novosti source reported that Morozov/Eremenko switched from France to the USA on the issue of changing sports citizenship. At the same time, according to the source, the athletes are currently considering the option in which Morozov will continue to compete with Chen, the brother of the American singles skater Karen Chen, who participated in the team Olympic tournament of the 2022 Games in Beijing . As the source noted, Eremenko will not ask the Russian Figure Skating Federation to change his citizenship.
Morozov has Russian, American and French citizenship. Before forming a duet with Eremenko, she performed with Andrei Bagin and David Narizhny. Eremenko won the Junior Grand Prix Final along with previous partner Sofia Shevchenko.


"The US Figure Skating Federation requested the release of Russian figure skater Annabelle Morozov and sent a corresponding release to the Russian Figure Skating Federation (FFKKR), a source close to the situation told RIA Novosti." https://rsport.ria.ru/20240520/istochnik-1947266774.html

Morozov/Eremenko had performed in a Florida rink show last month (eta: both of their competition programs on April 6 in Fort Lauderdale).

Morozov and Jeffrey Chen had danced on stage in a charity show with other Michigan Ice Dance Academy (MIDA) skaters earlier this month - video was posted in the U.S. Ice Dance news thread: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...3-24-news-updates.110811/page-37#post-6597000
maybe SHANAEVA / EREMENKO partneership in the never ending cycle of russiian pairs/ice dance splits/formatioms
 

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MOSCOW, May 20 – RIA Novosti, Vlad Zhukov. The Russian dance duo of figure skaters Annabelle Morozov/Igor Eremenko has broken up, the partner is training with American Jeffrey Chen to compete for the US team, a source close to the situation told RIA Novosti.
Earlier, a RIA Novosti source reported that Morozov/Eremenko switched from France to the USA on the issue of changing sports citizenship. At the same time, according to the source, the athletes are currently considering the option in which Morozov will continue to compete with Chen, the brother of the American singles skater Karen Chen, who participated in the team Olympic tournament of the 2022 Games in Beijing. As the source noted, Eremenko will not ask the Russian Figure Skating Federation to change his citizenship.
Morozov has Russian, American and French citizenship. Before forming a duet with Eremenko, she performed with Andrei Bagin and David Narizhny. Eremenko won the Junior Grand Prix Final along with previous partner Sofia Shevchenko.


"The US Figure Skating Federation requested the release of Russian figure skater Annabelle Morozov and sent a corresponding release to the Russian Figure Skating Federation (FFKKR), a source close to the situation told RIA Novosti." https://rsport.ria.ru/20240520/istochnik-1947266774.html

Morozov/Eremenko had performed in a Florida rink show last month (eta: both of their competition programs on April 6 in Fort Lauderdale).

Morozov and Jeffrey Chen had danced together on stage in a charity show with other Michigan Ice Dance Academy (MIDA) skaters earlier this month - video was posted in the U.S. Ice Dance news thread: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...3-24-news-updates.110811/page-37#post-6597000
Sooooo, I guess we're waiting to see what the FFKKR does with this request. One has to wonder how many more high-level athletes are really considering their options at this point.
 

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Since Annabelle has US citizenship, she's an American already, no problem here. And with the French and Russian citizenships under her belt, she can always choose between three different countries to compete for. Good for her!
 

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Just my thought, but she and Eremenko "broke up" because she can be eligible for the Olympics by skating with Chen and his getting US citizenship in two years wouldn't happen. He has no intention of returning to Russia at the present or asking for a release which sounds like he's not planning to skate with anyone for the near future. Best of luck to Annabelle. I've always had a soft spot for her.
 

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Just my thought, but she and Eremenko "broke up" because she can be eligible for the Olympics by skating with Chen and his getting US citizenship in two years wouldn't happen. He has no intention of returning to Russia at the present or asking for a release which sounds like he's not planning to skate with anyone for the near future. Best of luck to Annabelle. I've always had a soft spot for her.
I'm sad for Eremenko, he is talented. Do you think he will try to coach in the US?
 

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I'm sad for Eremenko, he is talented. Do you think he will try to coach in the US?
Maybe if he can stay connected to Nikoli and keep a visa to stay in the US. I don't think he and Annabelle had a falling out. I think the partnership with Chen is purely practical. She wants to skate. I think she'd have had a chance at the Russian Olympic team, but events out of her control took that away. She's done exactly what Davis/Smolkin have done and I certainly don't fault any of them.
 

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