Maria Sotskova
At first, Masha Sotskova, as she said, did not like boring routine exercises, but when the jumps started, it became interesting. And the sports competition completely conquered the little skater.…

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In legendary costumes and in the final of the world Grand Prix
In these costumes Tatyana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov won the silver of the World Cup in 2011. We hope that they bring luck to Alina and Roman in the Grand…

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"Exhausted to death": how Tutberidze drives a Japanese
The Japanese skater Shoma Uno has been training for several weeks in a group with Russian specialist Eteri Tutberidze at a base in Novogorsk. Other athletes from Khrustalny are delighted…

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Guinness Book

Legends of Russian figure skating

Lyudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov. Two-time Olympic champions, four-time world and European champions, six-time USSR champions.

It was Lyudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov who became the founders of the wonderful school of Soviet figure skating. In 1964, they won the first gold medal in the history of Soviet figure skating.

The Soviet sports leadership did not differ in favor of this duet, despite this, Belousova and Protopopov continued to shine on the ice until 1969, when in 1979 an event occurred that changed their life. During a tour in Switzerland, Belousova and Protopopov decided to stay there. Their names were deleted from all Soviet directories telling about the Olympic achievements. Continue reading

Rittberger and Lutz
Rittberger, aka “loop jump”, or Loop in English. It differs in that it is performed almost without the swing of the free leg. It bears the name of the German…

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Evgenia Tarasova
Although the competitions in figure skating are filled with tenderness and romance, and the participants seem weightless nymphs who soar above the ice, the backstage of this sport is amazing.…

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Braking
What a skater does not like fast skating. Imagine, we are flying, accelerating and rejoicing in speed, as a tall and not soft side grows in front of us. At…

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Best in pair skating
Russia in pairs skating for titles, regalia and world famous athletes is much more lucky than in single. Even those who are very far from the world of sports know…

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