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    Natalia Mishkutenok interview(she's getting remarried)

    A new interview with the elusive N.Mishkutenok.

    Part of the interview (as of now) has be translated on FSU by Lipned

    Here are some highlights:

    She still looks great!

    She & the Hockey dude (aka Craig Sheppard) have gotten divorced. And from the way she discribes him, he doesn't sound like "husband of the year" material either. :sheesh: He didn't want Natalia to speak Russian. Natasha said his "intolerance" was one of the reasons they got a divorce. Go Natalia! (I had read an interview with Artur Dmitriev from the velena.ru website-where he doesn't speak in very glowing terms about the former Mr. Mishkutenok either).

    Natalia is getting remarried to Allan-an interior designer. Who looks more like a hockey player. Allan has two daughters-who live with their mother. Allan & Natalia are getting married in the spring. She says Allen is a very nice guy-and she wants to start a family ASAP.

    She said that she still maintains a good relationship with Artur Dmitriev (whom she refers to as "Dima" in the interview ). But they haven't seen each other since 1997.

    She is working at a rink in Dallas as a coach-where she gets paid $75.00 an hour. She has one junior team (Schmidt & Potteger-they were at the JGP Final), but most of her students are younger. She notes that she likes to work with the kids.

    The interview also talks to her mother and her former coach back in Minsk.

    URL: http://www.kp.belkp.by/2005/02/18/doc53465/


    She also notes that since living in the US, she now thinks in English. There were also sometimes when she forgets the Russian word for something.

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    Thank for the info!

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    Wow, thanks for the info.

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    Im so hppy foir her. I miss her and Artur skating together.

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    I'm happy for her too.
    And glad we finally got an update on her.

    The interviewer also asks about dating your skating partner.

    However, the "fish" didn't give me enough of an accurate translation of what she said.

    Here is it from the original Russian.

    Нередко фигуристы, выступающие в паре, женятся друг на друге. Никого бы не удивило, если бы вы создали семью с вашим знаменитым партнером Артуром Дмитриевым.

    - Я насмотрелась на семьи фигуристов - мне этого хватило. Сорятся на льду, сорятся дома. Решила - никогда замуж за фигуриста не выйду!

    - Но вы поддерживаете связь с Артуром Дмитриевым?

    - У нас остались хорошие отношения. Дима со своей семьей живет в США, в Нью-Йорке. Но виделись мы давно, где-то в 1997-м.

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    Thanks for partial translation!

    I was interested in what had happened with her. I had a feeling that the first marriage was not idyllic; she seemed to just disappear without a trace. I am very glad that she seems happier. As she is still involved with teaching skating, it seems like she would have maintained more Russian contacts.

    I hope someone will translate the Russian snippet you posted. That part came out very strangely for me with the online translator also. I could just barely surmise that she was not in favor of skating partners dating! It was odd anyway to ask that in reference to Artur. He has been married for a very long time and quite happily, I believe.

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    Translation:

    Q: It is common to see skating parters marry each other. Nobody would have been surprised had you created a family with your famous partner Artur Dmitriev.

    A: I've seen the skater families, and that was enough. They fight on the ice, they fight at home. I decided - I'll never marry a skater!

    Q: But you keep in touch with Artur Dmitriev?

    A: We remain friendly. Dima and his family live in USA, in New York. But we last saw each other a long time ago, may be around 1997.

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    Thanks for the translation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 76olympics
    I was interested in what had happened with her. I had a feeling that the first marriage was not idyllic; she seemed to just disappear without a trace. I am very glad that she seems happier. As she is still involved with teaching skating, it seems like she would have maintained more Russian contacts.

    I hope someone will translate the Russian snippet you posted. That part came out very strangely for me with the online translator also. I could just barely surmise that she was not in favor of skating partners dating! It was odd anyway to ask that in reference to Artur. He has been married for a very long time and quite happily, I believe.



    Didn't natalia had a thing for artur? Too bad he didn't feel the same about her,seems happy now. they were may fave couple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curious
    Didn't natalia had a thing for artur? Too bad he didn't feel the same about her,seems happy now. they were may fave couple.
    That's what the speculation was in any case. However, Artur married in 1992 and his marriage at least seems happy enough.

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    Artur Dimitriev

    Artur is a big fellow. Over 6'0" and when he was skating, about 190-195 pounds. He is married to a former champion rhythmic gymnast (Druschinina, Tatiana) who I believe was an Olympian in 1988 and/or 1992. I have a tape of a competition (Kodak) from around 1987-88, and she is in this event, and came second or third. She was very, very dramatic and very, very flexible. In that competition, they stated her height at 5'3" and weight of 78 pounds!

    All the rhythmic gymnasts are tiny like this. Imagine what their son, Artur Jr. looks like! Maybe he will do gymnastics, ballet or skate or all three.
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    Oooooh, the passion of it all.

    One main thing that split up Gelsey Kirkland and Mischa Barishnikov was the constant English v. Russian conversations. She said some pretty embarrasing things about him in her book.

    Has Craig Shepherd made any retorts on this?

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    1. I believe Artur Jr. does skate; I think he participated in his Dad's show this year.

    2. As to Natalia's ex-husband, she actually doesn't talk too badly about him (as "talks about the ex" go). Here is the translation to avoid any misundersanding:


    Q: In one interview Tamara Moskina said that your ex-husband was almost a tyrant, and just couldn't stand Russian language. Is that so?

    A: In general, yes. He would get very upset if people used Russian with him present, even though he's lived in Russia and played for the hockey team "Dinamo". This intolerance was why we broke up. Besides, he didn't want to have kids. Now, though, my personal life is back on track.


    In my personal opinion, it's a tough call. On the one hand, it's hard not to use your native language. On the other hand, I can certainly understand who infuriating it is to have people in your presence speak a language you do not understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz
    One main thing that split up Gelsey Kirkland and Mischa Barishnikov was the constant English v. Russian conversations.
    Joe
    But her cocaine and alcohol issues and eating disorders didn't have anything to do with it? :sheesh:

    Prima ballarinas!

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    I remember reading about Natalia and Craig a number of years ago. They had tried to make a go at it as a pro figure skating pair, and they progressed far enough to skate exhibitions, but not competitively. Craig was a hockey player, not a figure skater - that's not meant as an insult - it's just stating the facts.

    IMHO, if Craig had a problem with Natalia speaking Russian - why didn't he learn some Russian so he could converse with his wife in her native tongue? After all, she learned English. DUH!

    Good luck to Natalia. However, marrying a divorced guy with two kids isn't exactly an easy thing to do. :sheesh:

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