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    2012 - 2013 Russian skaters, rules, and events

    If anybody is interested in Russian skaters, I can give information from Russian-language sources about them.

    First, about young or not widely known skaters.
    Sotnikova, Gachinsky and so - they are known wery well, so I can't add a lot of interesting things.

    But there are very good pre-juniors or not so known skaters. I would give information about them.

    English is not my native language, so I will try to be understandable, but may be with mistakes.

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    Here is the list of skaters described in this thread.
    Ladies
    Elena Radionova http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post652247
    Ulyana TITUSHKINA http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post652262
    Evgenia GERASIMOVA http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post652279
    Maria STAVITSKAIA http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post652462
    Serafima SAKHANOVICH http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post652477
    Polina AGAFONOVA http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post654451
    Anna POGORILAYA http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post662735
    Maria Sotskova http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post708092
    Evgenia Medvedeva http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post712346
    Alsu Kajumova http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post715049
    Natalia Ogoreltseva http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post715724

    Men
    Alexander PETROV http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post652506
    Alexei Krasnozhon http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post652674
    Andrei LAZUKIN http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post653301
    Andrei ZUBER http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post653303
    Mikhail KOLYADA http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post653318
    Vladislav TARASENKO http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post653335
    Adian PITKEEV http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post653345
    Feodosiy EFREMENKOV http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post658551
    Alexander SAMARIN http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post661605

    Pair skating
    Ekaterina KUKLINA / Maxim PETUKHOV http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post653496
    Maria VIGALOVA / Egor ZAKROEV http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post659015
    Evgania TARASOVA / Vladimir MOROZOV http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post662734

    Ice Dance
    Kristina BAKLANOVA / Andrei BAGIN http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post653154

    Links to other articles:

    System of Russian National Competitions http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post652067

    About "Team Russia" http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post653580

    Russian Cup Calendar 2012 http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post657389

    Sports Grades and Titles in Russia http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...l=1#post654070

    Some links (Russian)
    Federation of Russia http://fsrussia.ru/
    Federation of Moscow http://ffkm.ru/
    Journal "Moscow Skater" http://mosfigurist.ru/
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    System of Russian national competitions

    So, first about system of Russian national competitions.

    There are Events of Cup of Russia, 5 events from September to early December. Both Jinior & Senior, all four disciplines.
    Participants obtain points for places in events (like GP and JGP).
    Those who has best sum of points of two events (Senior) - participate in Senior Nationals, who in Junior - in Junior Nationals. Also are concerned results of GP & JGP.
    Senior and Junior Nationals are different events, so one skater/pair may participate in both.
    In Junior events may participate those who is from 10 years old to maximum Junior age.
    In Senior - from 12 years old.
    Of course, in Events participate those who has good results of previous season or through qualifying competitions lower level.

    So there are Senior Nationals (where form team of European and World Chempionships) and Junior Nationals (for World Junior team).

    Also there is Final of Cup of Russia, both Senior & Junior.

    Also there is Rissan National (elder age) - for singles of 13-17 years old, pairs 13-19 years old.
    There are zonal competitions, best on them participate in National.

    There are 'baby Nationals" - Event on Memory of Stanislav Zhuk (famous coach). Shortly called "Zhuk". Only for single skating.
    In two age groups - 10 years old & younger (Younger), 11-12 years old (Elder). Shortly called Zhuk-Y and Zhuk-E.
    To participate in Zhuk, skater must be one of the best in Zonal Event.
    Program for Zhuk is special, close for Zhuk-Y to ISU Advanced Novice, for Zhuk-E to ISU Juniors.

    Best 3 boys and 3 girls from Zhuk-Y and best 3 boys and 3 girls from Zhuk-E are delegated to "International CIS and Baltic States Figure Skating Competition, Novices".

    "Team Russia" is formed of skaters with best resulis of these national competitions.

    About bonuses
    Bonus is added to TES for these elements (Senior and Junior Ladies):
    4 for 3A,
    3 for 3Lz+3 or 3F+3,
    2 for other 3+3
    1 for 3Lz and 3F in same program.

    Bonus for Senior Men:
    3 for 4+3 combo
    2 for 4 (solo or combo with other jump less than 3)
    1 for 3A+3 combo.

    Bonus for Junior Men:
    4 for 4+3 combo
    3 for 4 (solo or combo with other jump less than 3)
    2 for 3A+3 combo.
    1 for 3A.

    Bonuses are entered to encourage to perform difficult elements. They exist at national level events, excluding RusNat and RusYunNat.
    Because of bonuses results of qualifiers may be too high and are less compatible with internationals then RusNat and RusYunNat (or local competitions without bonuses).
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    Thanks AlexRus and welcome!

    I'm very interested in russian skating and I'd love to know more about those competitions.

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    I heard Kovtun left Morosov but I wasnt really believing the reason, do you know where he went?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    I heard Kovtun left Morosov but I wasnt really believing the reason, do you know where he went?
    I know that I know where e went but it has slipped my mind. I'll tell you when I get back home and can look it up on an actual computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    I heard Kovtun left Morosov but I wasnt really believing the reason, do you know where he went?
    He is now with Elena Buianova (Vodorezova). By the way, he didn't leave Morozov but was kicked out of the group by Morozov because of bad behavior (drinking, not working hard enough). His old coach decided to stay with Morozov. This info is from his sprashivai.ru page.

    ETA: Thanks for starting this thread AlexRus and welcome to the board! If you know who Polina Shelepen went to at CSKA that would be great. On her sprahivai.ru page she said she was kicked out too but wouldn't give a reason except it had nothing to do with Julia
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    Quote Originally Posted by DobrinFan View Post
    He is now with Elena Buianova (Vodorezova). By the way, he didn't leave Morozov but was kicked out of the group by Morozov because of bad behavior (drinking, not working hard enough). His old coach decided to stay with Morozov. This info is from his sprashivai.ru page.
    Yes. I have same information about Kovtun and Efremenkov. They were kicked out sumintaneously.
    Efremenkov is now with Alla Ivanova, his former coach.

    Quote Originally Posted by DobrinFan View Post
    If you know who Polina Shelepen went to at CSKA that would be great. On her sprahivai.ru page she said she was kicked out too but wouldn't give a reason except it had nothing to do with Julia
    People from 37th School told that Eteri Tutberidze last months was very brutal to Polina. Maybe, Polina solved by herself to go.
    It's not good - Polina was one of the first Eteri's skaters, so Eteri trained to be a coach on Polina.

    Now Polina is in CSKA, coach Sokolovskaya. Not wery good for Polina.
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    Elena (Lena) Radionova (in parenthesises - short form of first name)
    Born 06 Jan 1999. Coach Inna Goncharenko, Moscow.
    Season 2007/08 Zhuk-Y 8th.
    Season 2008/09 Zhuk-Y 1st. Two next seasons she was twice winner of Zhuk.
    Season 2011/2012 - 5th place Russian national(Senior), 3rd place Russian national(Junior), best score 184.61 (Final of Cup of Russia, Senior).
    Lands 7 triples (3Lz & 3Lo twice) in FS. Performs 3Lz+3T, 3Lo+3T, 3Lz+2T+2Lo. Spins 4 level, StSq 3 level.
    Next event ISU JGP Courchevel 2012.

    She is a member of "Team Russia" from 2009/10 to now.

    ISU Biography http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014067.htm

    Photos
    http://www.fskate.ru/photos/image9969.jpg - Radionova, Lipnitskaia, Shelepen (3rd, 1st, 2nd places Russian Junior National, 07 Feb 2012).
    http://www.fskate.ru/photos/image3496.jpg - Mar 2011, Korobeynikova, Radionova, Shershak.
    http://www.fskate.ru/photos/image3728.jpg - Mar 2011, Medvedeva, Radionova, Shershak.
    Many photos http://www.fskate.ru/skaters/129/photo/

    Videos

    Elena Radionova, FS Russian Jun Nat 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVX9A7IwUJw

    Elena Radionova, Final of Cup of Russia 2012
    SP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHt6PuI9-mw
    FS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXPw0H_LUZ4

    Elena Radionova Crystal Skate 2009
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S86vbmpF2is
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    Ulyana (Ulya) TITUSHKINA, born 06 Mar 1999.
    St.Petersburg, coach Alina Pisarenko from "Mishin's team of coaches".
    First National level competition - 2008/09 Zhuk-Y, 16th.
    2011/12 - RusJunNat 11th, Final of Cup of Russia(Junior) 5th, Zhuk-E 3rd, Crystal Skate 2nd.
    Best result at national-level competitions 154.59 (Junior).
    Lands 6-7 triples in FS. 3T+3T, 3F+3T(not very stable), 2A+2T+2Lo. Spins 4 level, StSq 3 level (sometimes 1 level lower).
    Member of "Team Russia" in season 2012/2013.

    Mid-level skater ("star of second value").
    She is big (not tall but big in all dimensions), so looks more old than really. A bit slow on the ice.

    ISU Biography http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00014094.htm

    Photo April 2012, Crystal Skate http://www.fskate.ru/photos/image13458.jpg - Titushkina, Sakhanovich, Ogoreltseva (and coach Alina Pisarenko).

    Videos:
    RusYunNat 2012 SP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgne_5NMWe4
    RusYunNat 2012 FS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQeAxmmL-m8
    Cup of Rissia Final 2012 SP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_1iNAK2j8E
    Cup of Rissia Final 2012 FS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFJ5DWAUbgo
    Crystal Skate 2012 FS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI_SrzfrbnY
    Memory of Panin 16 dec 2010 FS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI_SrzfrbnY

    Next event ISU JGP Courchevel 2012.

    Her problem - bad first start in season (two previous seasons it was so).
    So I'm nervous about her in Courchevel.
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    Does anyone know whether Russia released Iliushechkina to compete for France or are they still waiting?

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    2012 - 2013 Russian skaters, rules, and events

    Maria Sotskova(Russia) both SP and FS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-_p5EH5qJI (SP - Russian Juniors 2013)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8QL0QPfWTs (FS - looove this one, wings idea is amazing
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    Wow so many amazing girls become eligible for JGP next season...Sotskova, Sahanovich, Medvedeva, Ogoreltseva, Kajumova! Anyone else I'm forgetting? It's going to be really hard to get JGP assignments but there are still so many other strong girls young enough for JGP that have the talent but perhaps not the WS to get on the senior GP. Such a shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    Wow so many amazing girls become eligible for JGP next season...Sotskova, Sahanovich, Medvedeva, Ogoreltseva, Kajumova! Anyone else I'm forgetting?
    Alexandra Proklova.

    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    It's going to be really hard to get JGP assignments but there are still so many other strong girls young enough for JGP that have the talent but perhaps not the WS to get on the senior GP. Such a shame.
    Yes, to get JGP event will not be simple. But it was not simple at previous seasons also.
    We remember that Pogorilaya had 6th JGP Event and because of this competed at 6th and 7th Events without a break for rest. The same - Kovtun.

    Situation for US Junior Ladies is also not too simple, Gracie Gold had in 2011 only 7th Event of JGP, and her very good skating did not give her one more JGP Event, because it was last Event.

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    Julia Li, born 12 Jun 1999.
    Moscow, SDUSHOR-37, coach Eteri Tutberidze (from season 2011/2012, previous coach Inna Goncharenko, CSKA). So she went from coach of Elena Radionova to coach of Julia Lipnitskaia.

    Season 2009/2010. Mar 2010 - Novice Nationals (Zhuk-Y) 16th.
    Season 2010/2011. Mar 2011 - Novice Nationals (Zhuk-E) 9th.
    Season 2011/2012. Mar 2012 - Novice Nationals (Zhuk-E) 6th, Nationals Elder Age - 10 th.
    Season 2012/2013. Dec 2012 - Senior Nationals 15th, Feb 2013 - Junior Nationals 9th, Final of Russian Cup - 2nd Junior. Qualified to Nationals Elder Age.
    All five triples, combos 2A+3T and 2A+1Lo+3S. Spins 4 level, StSq 3 level (at most).

    Member of Team Moscow, newer was member of Team Russia.

    Photos http://www.fskate.ru/skaters/1844/photo/

    Videos
    Feb 2013, Final of Russian Cup Juniors
    SP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5H4gj9Kw34
    FS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrGNqEY5D3s

    SP Feb 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTqPMK93eYs

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    22 Mar 2013 was meeting of skaters - winners and medalists of Worlds and Junior Worlds, and their coaches in Ministry of sports.

    Stanislav Morozov (coach of Volosozhar-Trankov) and Oleg Volkov (coach of Bobrova-Soloviev) avarded by title "Honored Coach of Russia" (the same as "Honored Master of Sports" for athletes).

    World Junior Champions Stepanova-Bukin and Radionova avarded by title "Master of Sports of International Class".

    http://www.allsportinfo.ru/index.php?id=69861 (Russian)

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