Trusova in a NY State of Mind, LOL! Looks like a big Brooklyn Bridge on the wall. I hope that she can leave Russia, if that’s her choice.
Orser! Orser! I think she might love Canada.Not looking good for Aliona K. She seems like she is blacklisted.
She probably doesn't have enough money to go to Canada. That's why she's doing those tutorials- trying to keep followers and some sponsorship. I really feel for her. A few impulsive decisions as a teenager (and she is still one) and she's still paying for it.She's too busy doing make up tutorials on tiktoc to move to Canada
Kostornaya has been working with her for a few months. If she still doesn’t feel certain that she will take her on, it suggest to me that Kostornaya did not impress her, but Buyanova doesn’t want to give up on her yet. I don’t think Kostornaya is blacklisted. It is possible that there are some problems with her motivation.Not looking good for Aliona K. She seems like she is blacklisted.
Happy for Anna....LOVE what Aliona has to offer if she wants to keep skating. She's one of the IT skaters to me and they don't appear that often.Aliona seems to want to be a star, not a skater. It does make me appreciate Anna, who all these years kept her head down and worked hard and showed up when it counted.
So, the main transition of the Russian off-season that started after the First Channel Cup at the moment: Sofya Samodelkina, one of the most promising young figure skaters in Russia, without changing the capital's army club, leaves the group of Sergey Davydov for the group of Svetlana Sokolovskaya. In the near future, the transfer should be formalized.
At the moment, there have been no official confirmations from the parties, which is understandable: the change of coach becomes a fait accompli after approval by the executive committee of the federation. But Samodelkina has already begun cooperation with the new mentor, so you can speculate about the reason for such a step on the part of the 15-year-old figure skater. I emphasize: only speculate, because only the athlete herself knows the true motives for the desire to make this transition.
It’s worth noting right away: according to my information, Samodelkina has no conflict with Davydov. It can only be about sports motives. And they, it seems to me, are clear enough.
She can't now since it's required to quarantine for 10 days because god forbid Putin catches a sniffle. I'm sure she must be totally devastated about not having the great honor to meet with his excellency /sAnna Shcherbakova was just in tonight’s ice show in Krasnoyarsk; therefore, not in quarantine. Not sure what this means but hopefully that she doesn’t have to meet with Putin.
We also brought flowers and chocolate to our coach (who is Polish, btw) when we quit skating. My Russian dad insisted on it because that's "come il faut" and I have to admit it was a nice way to say goodbye to competitive skating, although I returned as a coach later.I brought flowers to my hair stylist on my last appointment before I move away. He was delighted when I explained the Russian custom. He said he was going to tell everybody he knew about this.