06-30-2014, 02:31 PM
If you would read all topics in Russian Forum you would notice that all skaters are criticized by some members too much, I don’t know why, but it is so for a very long time. Some members of those Forums simply like making bad words about ALL skaters, not Lena only.
Originally Posted by alithia
But let’s move on.
In comparison with Ilinykh & Katsalapov…in Kustarova / Alexeeva / Riabinina’s group Lena looks to execute lifts more easy, Ruslan looks not to be shaky like Nikita was. If it is caused by Lena loosing some weight or if the couple together started to build better lift habbits, it is hard to say…
06-30-2014, 02:32 PM
I totally don’t agree with you as to press support…while I&Z did about 9 articles (only 2 of them were long) in 3 months….S&K and Zueva did 8 articles in 4 days…
Originally Posted by Abraxis12345
Plus whole propaganda at Gala where commentator was again and again repeating how much beautiful S&K are, how much talented they are, new Russian hope, nobody like them skated in Russian before, only Navka was on their level etc.
And Trankov supporting Nikita at Gala but also supporting his idea to split with making an interview where he created a little skinny boy from Ruslan (while Nikita is only 2 cm higher than Ruslan), so Vika had to find taller mature man Nikita.
In press there was an announcement that Sinitsina & Katsalapov will get a money support from Fed, but no straight confirmation about I&Z – maybe yes, maybe not.
Why already in 19th of May the press talked about S&K like another confirmed duet, in 28th of May Sinitsina & Katsalapov were officially confirmed like a new couple….but only in 5th of June Ilinykh & Zhiganshin were oficially confirmed?
As to published articles:
Lena – one article from 4th of April about a split, another about a tryout with Ruslan
Ruslan – one article from 7th of April about a tryout with Lena
Kustarova – one shorter article from 7th of April, one long article from 13th of June
Alexeeva – one shorter article from 7th of April, very short article from 17th of April
Vaitsekhovskaya – one report from 22th of April
Vaitsekhovskaya’s long interview with Lena from 7th of May
Of course people from Russian Federation, Trankov etc. noticed S&K in many interviews or articles plus video from gala, but I took only different articles (not the same article re-wrote in different pages) of Zueva and S&K plus three other articles about official confirmation, about financial support and by one author who simply loves them…
…13th of April…where Zueva confirms that a couple arrives today to her…
...20th of April...Zueva says that S&K will have only a tryout with her…
…25th of April…Nikita confirmed that he gave no comment at Internet…
…27th of April…Zueva: Sinitsina and Katsalapov are connected with very light Russian style
…19th of May…Zueva’s interview…“Overall those four blue eyes are amazing for me…“
…19th of May…interview with Zueva…The Dance duet of S&K may continue training in USA…“Frankly I am very pleased what we reached in last time…“
…29th of May…Viki and Nikita…they can’t look back to the past…
…28th of May…Zueva: Nikita started to look like a mature man…
…29th of May: Sinitsina &Katsalapov feel comfortable in Zueva’s group
…30th of May…Katsalapov told that opening period with Sinitsina was easy…
…30th of May…Katsalapov hopes that he will open himself with Sinitsina…
…30th of May…Katsalapov makes a maximal goals….
...31th of May Sinitsina & Katsalapov……Nikita says that they felt a responsibility
…1st of June…photos of Sinitsina & Katsalapov and OTHER skaters…5 photos of Vika and Nikita, only 2 photos of Silver and Gold Olympic Medalists, Silver European and World Medalists Stolbova & Klimov, only 2 pictures of Gold Olympic Medalists Adelina Sotnikova, 2 photos for Zabiako & Larionov and Davankova & Enbert, one photo for Slutskaya…
…2nd of June…Katsalapov about positive sides of Sinitsina…
….2th of June…Zueva: S&K will start with free dance in 9th of June
…2nd of June…the author praises S&K…
…from 5th of June…a confirmation about two new couple – S&K and I&Z – by Gorshkov
…from 5th of June…trainings of Sinitsina & Katsalapov will be financially supported by Russian Federation.
…6th of June…Katsalapov: The first season will be difficult for our couple
…6th of June…Zueva: I am simply proud of working with such couple like Sinitsina & Katsalapov
…6th of June…Zueva: S&K will compete at one Grand Prix…
…6th of June…Katsalapov: I made a decision…
…6th June…Zueva: I liked I&K so much…how is Nikita great dancer, how she was suprised when he called her, that short dance will be passionate etc.
Zueva is more expensive that Navarro and Averbukh together. US trainigs are x-times more expensive than trainings in Europe or in home town. Zueva is much more expensive than Kustarova. Zueva with those at least ten-fifteen-twenty specialists – you must all pay them (Nikita talked about more specialists than he was used to – and he was used to coach-choreographer, assistent of coach, Tarasova who helped them, ballroom dancer, Ludmila Vlasova – former ballet coach, ballet dancer for Swan Lake – old one, young ballet dancers, specialists from Cirque du Soleil for lifts, coach for condition – Leonid Raitsin, costume designer, coach for box lessons, dancers from Brodway, some summer lessons from Sphilband and Grishuk…).
ISU rules caused that I&Z got two Grand Prix, it was not Russian Fed, who decided it, they only allowed them to compete there.
As to Grand Prix comparison – S&K got more easy one. Cup of China is more difficult because there are three couples from top 10 from World Champs 2014 including the winners C&L, S&S finished in 6th place, P&I were10th. Papadakis came in 13th place, and she is French number one right now. On the other hand NHK Trophy has W&P only like straight winners, other couples are – Zhiganshina & Gazsi, who finished 11th at World Champs 2014, Coomes & Buckland who are known for great lifts, but very poor technique, 9th place at World Champs 2014, Reeds who finished 18th, Hawayek & Baker who just finished with juniors and have no reputation in seniors, Monko & Khaliavin who are strong but they never competed at European or World Champs and don’t have Grand Prix medal yet, so their reputation is not too strong in the eyes of judges. So, yes, S&K have more easy Grand Prix.
I also noticed the strange tendency of some people to make rumours about I&Z. Why many people criticized Vika and Nikita for their poor behaviour towards their ex-partners and lying attitudes…some people try to persuade others that Lena and Ruslan…1) have problems on the ice, especially with lifts, 2) have problems off the ice as well, 3) are constantly falling (yes, I already read this), 4) are just splitting, 5) will never compete at some event.
In the same moment when those strange rumours crosses boards….Lena and Ruslan are 1) inviting Navarro and Averbukh to work with them, 2) Ruslan builds muscles and Lena looses weights, 3) they are learning new lifts including a Swan lift which is new for Ruslan, 4) they work with ballroom dancers, 5) Lena makes plenty of happy photos with Ruslan or with whole group, 5) Lena invited Ruslan to be a support for her at the Olympic ball where she met Nikita with Vika, 6) the video from practises in Liepae appears, 7) Kustarova makes positive but realistic interview about the couple.
I don’t believe that strange rumours are made by I&Z’s fans, they would hardly push the couple to split…
Overall I would say that while Sinitsina & Katsalapov are supported by Federation and press, all other Russian couples including Lena and Ruslan are presented like underdogs. There are so many articles about S&K and Zueva, much more than about Monko & Khaliavin, Stepanova & Bukin, Bobrova & Soloviev…why?
06-30-2014, 02:46 PM
06-30-2014, 03:17 PM
I completely forgot that travesty of justice. But say what you will all Rus and Lena need to do is make the team, so many people are pulling for them. If they do get out of Russia their scores will reflect their talent. This is the curse of being a russian ice dancer, not blessed by the fed. Rus and Lena BRING IT!!
Originally Posted by elif
06-30-2014, 04:38 PM
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