The Magician - also known as Yagudin... Long live Bumbarash!

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(2018, Olympics)

Alexei was commenting boys' SP for the "Russia" TV-channel (in a pair with Zhurankov).
https://russia.tv/video/show/brand_id/62565/episode_id/1686328/video_id/1794346/

(about Brian Orser)
Zhurankov: he is a very smart expert. At least, in reference to his work with his students, how he tunes up one's mind before a competition.
Yagudin: It is a puzzle for me: how he prepares his athletes. As far as I know him, he is an absolutely gentle person, very kind, he lets everything go through his heart, everything what he does. Maybe it results in success for his students.

(about Misha Ge)
Yagudin: Misha is a shining example of an athlete who put his heart into his skating.

(about Patrick Сhan)
When they were skating together in shows, Patrick Сhan asked Alexei to help with his axel. Alexei tried to help, but nothing has changed. Alexei says, that the problem is in the beginning. It is possible to start axel from the edge or from the "stopper". Patrick has something between two possible variants. Patrick "absolutely doesn't go up".


(about Stéphane Lambiel)
Yagudin: I guess Stéphane... (I've spent very much time with him, when we were skating in many foreign shows) I guess Stéphane is a person who lets all his work go through his heart. He can't just come to a training, spend some time with his students, make some comments and go away. Stéphane is one of those people to be proud of for the figure skating world. Maybe I shouldn't say, that there are few such people, but I guess he is as great as Nikolai Morozov, Alexei Mishin, Tatiana Anatolievna Tarasova, and many others. These are such coaches who will spend every minute, every second with a student. I guess Deniss (Vasilievs) went to Switzerland in order to have such an attentive coach, in order to work with great Stéphane Lambiel.

(about Denis Ten)
Yagudin: I know his parents. I know how deep they are involved into the complicated figure skating world.
Alexei also was praising Ten - as he is used to do. :)


Alexei says this is the first time he comments for TV.

It is said Yagudin was commenting ladies as well (free program), but I haven't watched ladies yet. I will have time for that, but a little bit later.
 
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(2018, Olympics)

Alexei was commenting boys' SP for the "Russia" TV-channel (in a pair with Zhurankov).
https://russia.tv/video/show/brand_id/62565/episode_id/1686328/video_id/1794346/

(about Brian Orser)
Zhurankov: he is a very smart expert. At least, in reference to his work with his students, how he tunes up one's mind before a competition.
Yagudin: It is a puzzle for me: how he prepares his athletes. As far as I know him, he is an absolutely gentle person, very kind, he lets everything go through his heart, everything what he does. Maybe it results in success for his students.

(about Misha Ge)
Yagudin: Misha is a shining example of an athlete who put his heart into his skating.

(about Patrick Сhan)
When they were skating together in shows, Patrick Сhan asked Alexei to help with his axel. Alexei tried to help, but nothing has changed. Alexei says, that the problem is in the beginning. It is possible to start axel from the edge or from the "stopper". Patrick has something between two possible variants. Patrick "absolutely doesn't go up".


(about Stéphane Lambiel)
Yagudin: I guess Stéphane... (I've spent very much time with him, when we were skating in many foreign shows) I guess Stéphane is a person who lets all his work go through his heart. He can't just come to a training, spend some time with his students, make some comments and go away. Stéphane is one of those people to be proud of for the figure skating world. Maybe I shouldn't say, that there are few such people, but I guess he is as great as Nikolai Morozov, Alexei Mishin, Tatiana Anatolievna Tarasova, and many others. These are such coaches who will spend every minute, every second with a student. I guess Deniss (Vasilievs) went to Switzerland in order to have such an attentive coach, in order to work with great Stéphane Lambiel.

(about Denis Ten)
Yagudin: I know his parents. I know how deep they are involved into the complicated figure skating world.
Alexei also was praising Ten - as he is used to do.


Alexei says this is the first time he comments for TV.

It is said Yagudin was commenting ladies as well (free program), but I haven't watched ladies yet. I will have time for that, but a little bit later.
I've been waiting for him to do commentary. He's such a pragmatic and insightful person. I love this.
 
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Pragmatic? :) He was telling right during commenting, that he wasn't very attentive to the recent news in skating, that he has daughters now, you know. :)
I LOVE that. I think he's very.... honest. He's exceptionally Russian. There is no diplomatic answers or comments to make someone feel better. And I think he knows the sport very very well from a very unique perspective. I would kill to have him and Kulik do commentary. It would be savage and amazing. LOL
 
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He can be diplomatic, when he wants to. So... it is even funnier. :)

Next time he should take his daughters with him. :)
Not long ago Liza was asked who brushes her hair in the morning. She said: "dad".
Darn it, Rina. You're going to make me love him more than Kulik if you keep telling us stuff like this. :)
 

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I was asked to tell what Alexei was saying about Mikhail Kolyada and Dmitri Aliev, when he was commenting SP for the "Russia" TV-channel. I've done it:
https://www.goldenskate.com/forum/s...exei-Yagudin&p=2009755&viewfull=1#post2009755

Now Dmitri Aliev is skating in the tour together with Averbukh's team, together with Alexei.

from Yagudin's instagram
(https://www.instagram.com/p/BfoQ9igACoC/)
alexei.yagudin: 2011 and 2018. @dimaaliev practiced figure skating and ski racing. He has chosen figure skating, and this is a good choice! Now he is a real artist on ice, and we can admire his skating! I wish you good luck at the Worlds in Milan and in other seasons! #sport #overcome #dimaaliev
 
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Ugh... I love his commentary and I do love that it seems to pain him to say anything negative about Kolyada. The more I read about Kolyada, the more I see the severe anxiety of Kulik in him from his competitive days and the seeming inability get past errors to pull through and move forward. This was always Yagudin's strength, to be able to keep moving forward, forget the error or fall and finish a program strong. so I'm not surprised that he praised Aliev, who has that competitive spirit and ability to push past adversity as well.
 

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"March 1 at 16:25 watch my debut for match tv @matchtv_channel as interviewer. First issue - exclusive interview with Eugenia Medvedeva” - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfv0ycdB9v_/
Wow!
He promises he is going to continue doing it.
I hope he is the one who is going to invent the questions? :) That can be really funny (I hope)! He is used to predict questions, when questions are not asked yet. Will he ask something unpredictable? :)
 

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Samsara
("National pride. The champions skate for Moscow")​
The song says: "Our kids will be better than us... when I won't exist, I'll be singing with my kids' voices and with their kids voices".
I can't say, that this is good poetry, but I like the idea. And this idea suits the event.
 
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In Russia it is already March 18. Happy Birthday Champ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday Alexei !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I still love your skating so very much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy your special day together with your family and friends. You are on tour and you will skate in another show. I hope you will enjoy everything. I love especially your new performance to Samsara. What a beautiful skating to a beautiful piece of music. Happy Birthday Alexei !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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alexei.yagudin: We were risking to be late for our plane, yet we were watching and were anxious till the end! @azagitova, don't be upset!!! I know, that this season was difficult for you! Anyway you are the best in this season and you are the Olympic Champion!!!! You will have other Worlds in your life!!! We are with you
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgrnE1Dg2mF/


After the Olympics Alexei did an interview with Medvedeva, but in his instagram he answered to those who were saying Evgenia should have been the winner:

alexei.yagudin: NOOOO!!!!! Alina is #1!!! Olympic champion!!! End of conversation
alexei.yagudin: not just Evgenia deserved the title!!! All of the ladies deserved, but Alina was BETTER than the rest of the field


People also were saying he looked tired during that interview - he answered he had slept only 3 hours.

We also could see his second interview. His friend Ilya Kovalchuk (ice hockey) was his guest. I think Alexei was more relaxed this time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3DJM1Tz9Uc
 

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2018 - "Together and forever"

"Samsara" (St. Petersburg - March 7)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoP3cKiOSyk

"Cupid" (St. Petersburg - March 7)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW5g77Vtd5Q

Domnina and Kostomarov, Yagudin ("Samsara"), the final
(Ekaterinburg - April 29)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh2iwQm_tOk

Radionova, Moroz and Marinin, Yagudin ("Cupid"), Denkova and Staviski, Kuznetsov, Petrova and Tikhonov, Volosozhar and Trankov
(Ekaterinburg - April 29)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en5dLT1DB8w


great pics from Ekaterinburg by Vera Valenta
http://gallery.ru/watch?ph=bAzM-hnYtM
http://gallery.ru/watch?ph=bAzM-hnYtB
http://gallery.ru/watch?ph=bAzM-hnYtK
http://gallery.ru/watch?ph=bAzM-hnYtL
http://gallery.ru/watch?ph=bAzM-hnYtA
http://gallery.ru/watch?ph=bAzM-hof8v


all the videos and pics from Ekaterinburg:
https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/averbukhs-shows.100481/page-4#post-5345293

all the videos from St. Petersburg:
https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/averbukhs-shows.100481/page-4#post-5345294
 

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It's a shame he skated in the same era as Plushenko! Evgeni literally shortened Alexei's career and his accomplishments! Yagudin could beat all other skaters in his sleep and cut back on the debilitating "quads!" When he went up against his junior, he was forced to add 2 quads to his programs since Plushy's technical side was so good even at the early age of 15! I think Alexei pushed it when he went after every title in 2001-02 season just before the Olympics! He won Euros, GP Final, OG, & Worlds, but it cost him! He came into Chicago for the '02 GP season and immediately retired from the amateur ranks, going pro due to hip issues! Some will say he already had physical problems, but I think Evgeni exacerbated the situation making Alexei do more just to win over him! :rolleyes: :COP: :duh: :wall: :puppet: :yikes:
 

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May 9 is The Victory Day


alexei.yagudin: Congratulations on The Victory Day to all!!!
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bij6mmrAf5r/


"The olive-skinned girl" - men
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfthve6Hzw0

This is a song from a good old movie which is called "Only old men go to battle". It is about young guys: today they are new pilots, tomorrow they are "old" enough to participate in the war. The commander is Ukrainian, the others... are from different parts of the Soviet Union. They fight above Ukraine.
with subtitles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8bNInTulB4
 

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They have started skating in St. Petersburg.
People say, that the show is great, so I'm very happy for Tanya Totmianina! :)


alexei.yagudin: St. Petersburg ✈️ Moscow @matchtv_channel shooting ✈️ St. Petersburg @rj_iceshow theatrical
https://www.instagram.com/p/BjuZ-oQARiX/
They have shown seven Alexei's interviews with athletes for matchtv. Now he doesn't talk so much about himself. Maybe they wanted him to speak like an athlete, to be not only an ordinary host - but nobody knew how should it look like.
Now his rubric is called "Ice melts".
:) It seems now he sleeps more than 3 hours before doing an interview.


It seems Yagudin has one more TV-show where he is the host. It is called "Choosing a pet". One post (not Yagudin's) was saying, that they will show it in September. He says he has many new friends among animals. He posted the list of friends:
🐶🐱🐭🐹🐰🐯🐨🐼🐻🦊🦁🐮🐷🐽🐸🐒🐣🐤🐔🐥🦆🦅🦉🦇🐺🐗🐴🦄🐝🐞🐚🐌🦋🐛🐜🦗🐡🐙🦑🦎🦖🦕🐢🐠🐟🐬🐋🦓🐪🐪 🐑🐩🐈🐓🐘🦍🦈
https://www.instagram.com/p/BhtsQ91jtE9/
 

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The participants of the concert which Yagudin hosted not long ago, are grateful to Lyosha. :)


maria.artsong.20: The host of the concert. Alexei Yagudin is a helpful and cheerful guy! 😁👍 June 10 2018
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj4cQC6lfUa/

zakharovpeter:
Today I worked with a wonderful person, Alexei Yagudin! Lyosha, thank you very much for the kind words on the stage and backstage! It is really nice to meet you and to work with you! 👍🏻🙏
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj3FwqWndHT/
 

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