- Sep 24, 2020
Rank the Top 10 schools in Russian.
Off the top of my head here are some in no precise order (current coaches only, not retired):
-Top-tier: Tamara Moskvina, the current incarnation of the Mozer team (can't remember their names...)
-Good in juniors: the Velikov family, Pavel Sliusarenko (a Permian)
Interestingly, Nina Mozer about two years ago highlighted that and said she would love to boost these regions to make themmore competitive in their own right. Various MT coaches are involved in skating schools in other regions.In the Russian Cup events you can see the regions often have decent basics in their skaters, but often lack the means to develop skaters to the level achieved in the top schools.
Stanislav Morozov, and Vladislav Zhovnirski? I didn't know that Moskvina is an "incarnation" of the Mozer team, though. I thought Moskvina was already the coach of Berezhnaya/Sikharulidze (I might be misunderstanding you). (ETA: Didn't know it was Dr. Tamara Moskvina, Ph. D. Hahaha)the current incarnation of the Mozer team (can't remember their names...)
Personally, I am not sure if studying schools is worth it, I usually just follow the "sport" if that makes sense. I do respect the post you made by equating ballet company to skating schools. It might be a bit hard to do in skating, with all the coaching changes that go on (we sometimes don't even know the foundational coaches, I was trying to search that with some Japanese skaters once), but I wonder if we can study "schools of technique" like we might in dance. The Perm pairs have great throws, for instance. And the Russian pairs in general have beautiful twists and throws, some notwithstanding.I am studying to navigate the sport by these constellations of skating schools.