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    @lelo546 @Sarynka Thanks girls for always beautiful reports and pics that you share with us about @EvgeniPlushenko

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    RT @lelo546: Volvo Cup Riga - @EvgeniPlushenko - My loong report with @Sarynka's english translation: http://evgeniplushenkoitalia.blogspo...ce-contro.html They are Italians.

    AT VOLVO CUP PLUSHENKO WINS AGAINST HIMSELF - REPORT
    Plushenko won the Volvo Open Cup. And this is no surprise so far. But the proof of strong character given on this occasion by Evgeni has few exemples in the history of sport and deserves to be underlined.

    To understand it it's necessary to remember what has already been said, but perhaps many do not really realize what kind of a psychological impact certain factors may have on an athlete who is nothing but a 30 years old boy.
    The last experience in competition was psychologically heavy for Evgeni. Forced since the recent European Champs to forego profitable show to undergo pioneering surgery for athletes which its final success is not certain yet. A surgery that left a large scar clearly visible. He had to defend himself from the unbelievable accusation of a fake surgery made (according haters) only to justify his withdrawal from the competition with pride. He had to read articles about the collapse of the Tsar (fell on a jump after 8 years!!) .
    Moreover, he had to fight against himself to find the strength to start to train again and overcome moments of discomfort while many thought he was finished as an athlete.
    And again, thanks also to him, perhaps ,ISU Regulation after Vancouver has been changed and the level of men's skating improved considerably. The quads are an essential element to achieve the top positions.
    In addition, the Olympics at home is fast approaching.

    The pressure due to all these reasons, it is huge and he decides that his first competition it's gonna be a level B one, the ISU Volvo Cup in Riga, in fact.
    And here we are then, the day of the SP. We are watching practice where we see him to perform quadruple jumps. We prepare ourselves confidently for the comp. The arena is small and there are few spots therefore we take our seats. Many Russians in the audience. Channel One Russia is following him since months in his Olympic preparation and it's there too. The competition is about to start and the arena's full. It 's time for the warm up. He is pale and under a big tension. He tries the jumps. The last one to leave the ice. We have great expectations. The memory of that program we saw in Pinzolo it's still clear in our minds. We are convinced that it is one of the most intense and beautiful programs he ever performed. The costume is brand new, weirdly clear coloured . The notes of "A Girl Like you" start but the quad doesn't come out. The distribution of the jumps ,the choreography and, most of all, the wonderful sequence of steps are different from those in our memories. It has, however, already been announced that the programs would have been performed in a kind of an " economy version ". Evgeni said in an interview to be very nervous. We meet him later, he is tired but anyway he greets us. He tells us that he's fine.

    The next morning, at FP practice in a frozen arena, he comes, more than focused, he looks at no one. We are raised. We have already seen that sight and that grit before the won competitions. The sight he didn't showed in Zagreb... Quad trials, hints of choreography. 20 minutes later he gets out. He stops to sign autographs with a smile. Meanwhile we read various comments about his SP, a program which is not at its level, and comments which shows no sympathy for him. But we focus on the evening competition. We take our seats very soon. We thought the arena was full the night before, but we were wrong. Now is really full at almost its limit, many people standing on their feet . The Russian television shows up . We see flowers within the audience. There is Ari Zakarian . There is also Vakhtang Murvanidze , Plushenko's friend since ages, to support him. In the arena it's breathable an incredible atmosphere of great expectation .
    The warm-up of the last group begins . Evgeni enters the ice skating at incredible speed as usual. He's really under tension, focused. It's hard to describe the audience of that night, it is like they got warned about his difficult time and tried to support him warmly, with shouts and applauses. He makes a small grimace. To further complicate the situation, a cuff of his costume breaks. He controls that nothing has fallen on the ice, struggling to fix the sleeve. We are in tension with him. The warm-up ends. We look at the next skater without a lot of attention. Finally it is his turn to run up that program , "The best of Plushenko ," the Mishin’s idea, which we are very much fascinated about. Silence falls in the full arena. First notes and we have a sinking heart while recognizing St.Petersburg 300 . No time to evoke the emotions of one of our favorite shows that Evgeni landed the 4T. We relax . Ok, now everything's gonna be better. Immediately a 3A and, in the second half of the program, he landed 5 jumps including another 3A in combination. No mistakes on the jumps, just a few deviations from what the planned, but here these are just details.

    However, we follow with great curiosity the music too. After SPT 300 notes changes and are now those of Tribute to Nijinsky , the absolute favorite program by his fans. Followed by The Godfather, Tango Roxanne and we can not avoid to explode with joy to the sequence of steps of Tosca Fantasy. To finish an incredibly intense Adagio. But the masterpiece is not finished because Plushenko extracted from the cylinder an interpretation among the best ever seen. In his own words: "I skated the last step sequenze with a smile and emotionally." Mishin later says: "I think Evgeni had never skated before with such level of expression, with such maturity of gesture and with such artistic vision." It’s the apotheosis, and when the program ends , Evgeni dissolves the accumulated tension repeatedly beating his hand on the ice as he was saying to himself: I made it ! The reaction of the whole arena is no possible to be described. We have seen a thousand of times the audience to explode for him , but this time it's different. It's like as if this small and intimate arena had understood his tension, it suffered along the way with him and as if now it's sharing his same joy. Evgeni feels this affection. His hand goes to his heart to thank each and one in the public and with both his hands he draws a heart . Now he smiles. He skates for his passion and for his audience. They are all standing, it's a rain of flowers and puppets. The cheers are endless, he can not even get out of the ice because from the stands they ask for autographs. There are some people who thank him. At the end the total score is 263.25, his personal best . Evgeni made it, he " broke the ice " with competitions.

    After the live sight of such a technical level and artistic expression , in addition to his typical charisma, we sadly thought about the great loss that figure skating it's no other way gonna be suffering after the retirement from sport of the unique and unrepeatable Tsar .
    

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    Previous video from Plushy's training 14.11. in St.Petersburg, now on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB2lH...ature=youtu.be


    Plushenko News_Eng ‏@PlushenkoNews 14 Nov

    Plushenko's show tour in spring 2014 - if you dont know russian http://instagram.com/p/gsl9QaFSPi/ Cast List on english:
    CAST
    Evgeni Plushenko
    Irina Slutskaya
    Ilia Kulik
    Stephane Lambiel
    Brian Joubert
    Johnny Weir
    Tomas Verner
    Fiona Zaulda & Dmitri Sukhanov
    Sergei Yakimenko
    Ekaterina & Alexander Chesna
    ...

    Edvin Marton
    Nikolai Baskov
    Dima Bilan
    Yana Rudkovskaya



    and some cute pictures on Sasha:
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    RT @gnomgnomych: Words are unnecessary, I love my dad! 😇❤🍪 http://instagram.com/p/guqKSDDqyj/# + http://instagram.com/p/guz3e7Dq4w/# + http://instagram.com/p/gu4e3xjq8f/#

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    RT @gnomgnomych: That's my dad @EvgeniPlushenko, he was then 6 years old. I think that we look like, what you think?! http://instagram.com/p/guW88Hjq29/#

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    2 TV reports from yesterday's @EvgeniPlushenko's training of FS in St.Petersburg:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhKl5M4YWcY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGHNMlb3uPw I think it will be a great program


    http://www.subbota.com/lifestyle/the...v-detstvo.html

    In Riga Plushenko back to childhood (google )

    Why star sports world came to our city



    According to the head teacher of one of Riga schools last week in high school attendance has fallen markedly . Teachers began to sin on autumn viruses on magnetic storms , but actually arrived in our city celebrated Evgeni Plushenko - all the girls pet and emulate many boys !

    Interestingly, the trend has been identified in at least two schools in the city center .

    What then happened in the most Imanta where the famous skater retraces short and long program ?

    In visit to Riga Plushenko hard to believe . Even despite the fact that the Volvo Cup tournament in our city and the traditional and international . Yet the position of the Latvian Skating global poor.

    So then all the famous skater could do in Riga?


    " You would not happen skater ? "

    In a conversation with a reporter " Sabbath " Eugene admitted that he is no stranger to Riga city .

    - I was convinced when I learned on the streets and asked for an autograph . Someone came up and started from afar : "Young man, you're a skater ? " - Other almost immediately : "Eugene , allow for you to hold out ! " It was very nice - said Plushenko.

    - Eugene , you return to the sports world after the break. It is necessary to prove all over again?

    - You know , now, in Riga , I caught myself thinking that not only returned to the sport , as in childhood, when I was ten years old.

    I dressed up with the kids next eight or nine years and felt like a child at some tournament. Though it was unusual, but very pleasant feeling , and I am grateful for him to your city .

    The current start - a very important stage on the way to my return to the sport .


    - Are you fully recovered after surgery ?

    - While I can not boast , although his skating I'm more or less satisfied.

    Ride on painkillers . I would like to feel more comfortable , but still very little time has passed after the operation.

    - Even famous athletes genuinely surprised by what you fourth Olympics . You have already proved everything to everyone , you have all the titles and medals . Alexei Yagudin , for example , said that you return it to the sport itself maim ...

    - When I go out on the ice, I'm always happy . Sports - it's always overcome . Themselves to be overcome and the boy in the sports section , and champion at major competitions .

    I set a goal - to get to the top three winners at the Olympic Games in Sochi. But first I need to break into this competition - win points in the official tournaments such as yours.

    It now doing. Out - hence be worthy .

    - As a family reacted to your decision once again fight for the medals ?

    - Jana fully supports me . After Sochi promised to have another child .

    Agree that it is a great responsibility .

    - Thank you for the interview.


    dossier:

    Evgeni Plushenko
    Date of Birth: November 3, 1982 .
    Skater .
    Income in 2012 - $ 2.5 million ( according to the magazine Forbes).
    Achievements : Olympic champion (2006) , three-time world champion , seven-time European champion and ten times champion of Russia.
    Advertising contracts : cars Mercedes, watches Ulysse Nardin, lottery " Bingo Boom " clothing Odri, residential complex "Sun City" ( Sochi) .
    Business Plan: A trademark registration " Evgeni Plushenko ."
    Personal life : Married second marriage to the famous musical producer Yana Rudkovskoj , who bore him in January this year, the son of Alexander .

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    How awesome that Johnny Weir will be joining the cast for this show!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lcd View Post
    How awesome that Johnny Weir will be joining the cast for this show!
    They are good friends. Johhny performed in Plushy's show not once... And Johnny will adore it. They will go to the
    Russian Far- East.

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    Mishin: "Plushenko will not go to any of the competition before the Russian Championship (22-27.12.). His health's OK and regularly trains"
    http://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=1158885&1158885

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    (Plushy's shows) RT @yanarudkovskaya: Latvia, Estonia, Belarus & also Rumania in April ! All dates very soon! Another countries after Sochi!

    Plushenko News_Eng ‏@PlushenkoNews

    (one more country in Plushy's shows list) RT @yanarudkovskaya: @PlushenkoNews yes! In June - China!

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    Exciting! Dates for Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Ekaterinburg and Kazan set for @EvgeniPlushenko Tour post-Sochi! 🇷🇺 https://twitter.com/JohnnyGWeir/stat...981889/photo/1

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    Plushy working very quietly.

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    (Alexander Lakernik was this week at Plushy's training, his and Mishin's impressions) "Inspector came to Plushenko": http://evgeni-plushenko.com/forum/vi...p=81107#p81107

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    Thanks, plushyfan, for sharing that! It sounds heartening - as if everything is progressing in the right direction.

    What do you think of "Our changes of Short program Lakernik also rated positively, and found that it has become more colorful and imaginative."? I know there was something about an alternate SP, but to me this sounds as if they've made changes to the existing program - I confess I hope this is so, as I really liked that music choice for Plushy, and I thought that it had potential to become something truly special.

    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRK View Post
    Thanks, plushyfan, for sharing that! It sounds heartening - as if everything is progressing in the right direction.

    What do you think of "Our changes of Short program Lakernik also rated positively, and found that it has become more colorful and imaginative."? I know there was something about an alternate SP, but to me this sounds as if they've made changes to the existing program - I confess I hope this is so, as I really liked that music choice for Plushy, and I thought that it had potential to become something truly special.

    Thoughts?
    I totally agree with you. YEs, it sounds they have not made new SP, only have changed it what we could see in Riga. I like that music, too, but needs more powerful arrangement in my opinion.

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    Two Plushy Sochi montages:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShAUxL2Lfp8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpw8YfqCAcQ

    To use a word I don't use that often but... awesome! Gets one really excited for the future!

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    More on the flag bearer situation:

    Plushenko News_Eng‏@PlushenkoNewsdec 12
    Alexei Mishin: "If the Russian flag at the opening of Olympics 2014 will be in the hands of Evgeni Plushenko...
    http://evgeni-plushenko.com/forum/vi...p=81234#p81234

    ""If the Russian flag at the opening of a home Olympics 2014 will be in the hands of Evgeni Plushenko, it will be my pride, pride of Plushenko, the pride of our skating and the whole country" - said Alexei Mishin."

    So Mr Mishin seems all for it.

    As do a couple of other people, apparently:

    Plushenko News_Eng‏@PlushenkoNews8h
    In the Poll of Russian flag bearer at opening of #Sochi2014 have voted so far 16,000 people - Plushenko leads w/ 41%
    http://translate.google.com/translat...e%2F13399.html



    Also:

    Plushenko News_Eng‏@PlushenkoNewsdec 12
    RT @edvin_marton: Recording in the studio for Evgeni Plushenko!!!!
    https://twitter.com/edvin_marton/sta...104897/photo/1

    Which - rather unsurprisingly - probably means that the Volvo Cup version of.... the LP maybe?... was not the final one. What do you people think?

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    https://twitter.com/yanarudkovskaya/...360832/photo/1
    Plushenko official fan tour for Japanesefans.
    Plan
    April 14
    tour members see sights of Moscow with him.
    fan meeting. lunch or dinner with him. Photo session.
    April 15
    see the Plushenko ice show in Moscow.

    RT @yanarudkovskaya: Sasha walk! Hooray! ������ http://instagram.com/p/h5wDXDFSOS/#

    http://instagram.com/p/h5fZU2lSPo/#

    Plushenko News_Eng ‏@PlushenkoNews 14 Dec

    Evgeni Viktorovich Plushenko - EX Sex Bomb [Club Version]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw5Lq569uMw great montage..some parts of this montage I have never seen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRK View Post
    Plushenko News_Eng‏@PlushenkoNewsdec 12
    RT @edvin_marton: Recording in the studio for Evgeni Plushenko!!!!
    https://twitter.com/edvin_marton/sta...104897/photo/1

    Which - rather unsurprisingly - probably means that the Volvo Cup version of.... the LP maybe?... was not the final one. What do you people think?
    I have no idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRK View Post
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    Plushenko News_Eng‏@PlushenkoNewsdec 12
    RT @edvin_marton: Recording in the studio for Evgeni Plushenko!!!!
    https://twitter.com/edvin_marton/sta...104897/photo/1

    Which - rather unsurprisingly - probably means that the Volvo Cup version of.... the LP maybe?... was not the final one. What do you people think?
    I don' know, it could be music for a completely new SP also...

    I thought the LP music at Volvo Cup already worked pretty well, the only places where I personally think might still need a little more work was where Tango Roxanne comes it. (Just my personal thought, from what I recall.) But Plushy has always be extremely demanding artistically when it comes to music. (IIRC, I've read from Plushy and Edvin's interviews that there were over 40 revisions for Tango Amore, and nearly 30 for Tango Roxanne.)

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