2020-21 Russian Men's figure skating

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Is he Leonid Sviridenko? https://www.instagram.com/p/CFJiQXQK-zl/ Did he go to Plushenko Academy?

Nice to hear news of Sviridenko! I looked him up after really liking both his programmes from Russian Nationals (check them out!), but couldn't find much info on him. That surprised me, because he has nice skating skills, interesting choreo and good jumps (e.g. 4Lo). Maybe he's just in need of someone to maximise his potential/improve consistency. Anyhow all I know is he used to train with Mishin, then Oleg Tataurov, so this would mean he has recently moved from SPB to Moscow.
 

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Hmmm, not so happy about it. It is my fav program of his, but this season is the last before Oly and the last one to try new things...
 

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Hmmm, not so happy about it. It is my fav program of his, but this season is the last before Oly and the last one to try new things...

Well the pandemic delayed training and on top of that he's hurt so there isn't really much time to experiment and try new things. He's better off doing programs he already knows and trying to work on making his elements better. There is a lot he needs to work on
 

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Watching the second half of Petr Gumennik's skate (overall very pretty and lots of potential!) is where you start thinking to yourself, "Sergey Voronov would have rocked this!" :laugh: Petr isn't quite seasoned enough to bring the voidy drama just yet but it was a nice attempt

Hmm, I think he did it very well and better than Voronov would’ve.
 

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Nice to hear news of Sviridenko! I looked him up after really liking both his programmes from Russian Nationals (check them out!), but couldn't find much info on him. That surprised me, because he has nice skating skills, interesting choreo and good jumps (e.g. 4Lo). Maybe he's just in need of someone to maximise his potential/improve consistency. Anyhow all I know is he used to train with Mishin, then Oleg Tataurov, so this would mean he has recently moved from SPB to Moscow.
Interesting! I saw Leonid on an Angel's post and thought he looked familiar, I must have seen him at Rus Nats last year.

I wish him luck!
 

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Mozalev, a St. Petersburg native, explained that both programs are connected. “The short program is about Marquis de Sade and at the end of the program he is losing his mind. And then it continues in the long program. I’ve worked a lot on the choreography. I practised the program in front of a mirror.”
Apparently Andrei is portraying the Marquis de Sade in both his programmes?!
Davydenko mentioned post-test skates that the costume will be a hint to the plot and hoped that fans will appreciate it... now I'm simultaneously curious and a bit terrified 😳

Not sure if Sade ever appreciated Bach's music, but I've had suspicions about Bach's sadistic intent when playing some of his pieces -.-
 

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well De Sade was more of a poser than an actual sadist :LOL: anyway this is anoriginal choice, not sure it's fit for such a young boy, not from a moralistic point of view, but for the depth something like that requires
 

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well De Sade was more of a poser than an actual sadist :LOL: anyway this is anoriginal choice, not sure it's fit for such a young boy, not from a moralistic point of view, but for the depth something like that requires
He seems to be doing a decent job at interpreting the music, if not the intended theme, so hopefully the judges and audience will be ok with it :) He looks too sweet and innocent for a literal interpretation!
 

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I was mostly... Makar is standing upright, so all good. But, yes, Kovalev deserves the accolades for a nice clean skate!
 

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Oh, lordie... this was an emotionally challenging competition. That would be the first time I have seen someone tying their boot in the middle of it all.

I am happy Savosin did better—I remember him from JGP and hope he gets a bit of a break in the seniors.

and, well, I had to listen to my mom explaining at length how it is harder for Ignatov because he is so big and tall, but how he is so amazing regardless of falls because he has such wonderful feel for music. Before I had my coffee. Aww.

overall, though, it was hard to watch the free... timing just seems too short for them to be ready to skate.
 
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Artem was pretty good apart from the first two jumping passes (poor Volkov, wincing painfully in the replay). I really liked his step sequence and the new bit added afterward to lengthen the programme for seniors (choreo sequence?)

Murashov is fast and powerful like many of Butsaeva's students but his 3A takeoff scares me so much :eek:
 

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Sviridenko interview https://www.sportsdaily.ru/articles...nij-figurist-pereekhal-iz-peterburga-v-moskvu
"I came to skate with Plushenko." How a 19-year-old skater moved from St. Petersburg to Moscow
The first goal is to get into the Russian national team
Yay, more news on Leonid! Sounds like an achievable goal if he can improve his consistency.
I wonder if he wants to join the Queen party too, we could do with more Freddie Mercuries at seniors...

ETA: He only thought about it 2 two weeks ago and decided over that weekend? Wow. Well, it's sort of understandable to want to move away from home/make major life changes at that age... Also he's the only adult student in Plushy's academy (though Kovalev can compete domestically with him), so that will be interesting.
 
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I finally caught up to the juniors from Syzran’ —top three were pretty fun and different. I guess Popov is working on a bad boy vibe? Cool. Golubev though had my favourite music choices. And, grats to Ugozhaev.
 

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Tutberidze's student Samsonov is recovering and preparing to perform at the stages of the Russian Cup
Two-time Russian junior champion figure skater Daniil Samsonov is preparing to compete in the last two stages of the Russian Figure Skating Cup, which will be held in Kazan and Moscow. This was reported to TASS by the mother of the skater Ekaterina Samsonova.
"Danya plans to perform in the fourth and fifth stages of the cup, these tournaments were chosen by the coaches in such a way as to give him the opportunity to recover. He was diagnosed with Osgood-Schlatter disease, and we still need time to forget about this problem," said the mother athlete.

According to Samsonova, on the recommendation of doctors Daniil missed three weeks. "We did physiotherapy, were completely removed from physical activity. Danya returned to the ice three weeks ago: the first week he rolled in, two - he works according to an individual schedule."

"Of course, from the bench it was hard for him to look at the ice, where other children were skating, and here I have to say a huge thank you to our coaches. They helped the child realize the importance of the fact that sometimes it is better to release the situation somewhere in order to give the body the opportunity to recover and go to peak form for the necessary starts. That there is no need to speed up the preparation, because in the end you may be left without the opportunity to do what you love," Samsonova emphasized.
 
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Here's a picture of Rukhin
He competed 2 days ago out of competition (no vids) so I'm assuming he is good to go for Cup 2.

Erokhov skated somewhere else (Sambo70), out of competition. He is scheduled for Cup 2.
SP https://youtu.be/ohNnt2bSCtE
FP Is the last on this video https://m.vk.com/video-78970490_456239242?list=7f21a86a5e05b668e5&from=wall-78970490_2775

Jr Boys at Sambo70 competition also includes Lukin and Vetlugin. Fedotov was there too but he skated earlier. Six SP are here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRn-YbPOLNcqEpb325Blj5Q
 
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