Russian figure skaters have long prevailed in pairs, ice-dancing and single events at world championships and Olympics. At PyeongChang 2018, Olympic athletes from Russia won three medals in ladies’ single skating.
Russian ice icon Elizaveta Tuktamysheva has admitted that she is excited about the new season for her beloved Zenit St. Petersburg, hinting that she uses football in her warm-ups and could be tempted to involve it in a program.
Figure-skating great Evgenia Medvedeva has announced that she will not be traveling to Tokyo with Russia's olympic athletes, admitting that a trip would be "meaningless" because of the tight Covid-19 restrictions around the games.
Russian figure skating starlet Anastasia Gulyakova has shown she can dazzle her fans on and off the ice in a smouldering new shoot, sharing two photos of herself draped over a chair in an open jacket and towering heels.
A galaxy of sporting stars have inundated Russian two-time Olympic figure skating champion Tatiana Volosozhar with congratulations after she became a mom again, giving birth to her second child with her ice partner, Maxim Trankov.
Russian Eurovision entrant Manizha's inimitable performance of her controversial song about Russian women had at least one supporter on Saturday – figure skating legend Irina Slutskaya, who called on the country to back the star.