The 2020 Cup of Russia series will play out on five stages starting in mid-September. The Russian Figure Skating Federation has assigned each of the 2020-2021 national team members to two of the five events.

The originally published Russian federation guidelines, stipulated that only those athletes who take part in two stages of the 2020 Cup of Russia (under the Master of Sports program) will be eligible to compete for a place at the 2021 Russian Championships, and those places will be determined by the highest scores. That position has since been re-evaluated given the current situation with COVID-19, and the fact that some of the nation′s top athletes have dealt with and/or are still recovering from injuries or the virus over the past few months.

Junior national team members who are age eligible and earn the required number of points at two stages of the 2020 Cup of Russia will also be earn a place at senior nationals in Chelyabinsk Dec. 23-27. (See: Russia Institutes New Strategy)


STAGE V – MOSCOW – Dec. 5-8

The fifth and final competition of the series, is the final opportunity for skaters to earn a berth at the 2021 national championships in December. This event will be held without spectators.

Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov have withdrawn. Tarasova contracted pneumonia after the fourth stage in Kazan and the team only returned to training on Nov. 30. Dmitri Aliev and Elizaveta Tuktamysheva are also out of the line-up; after testing positive for the coronavirus. Mikhail Kolyada and  Anastasia Guliakova have also withdrawn as a precaution. Kolyada was filmed working on both the quad Lutz and Salchow in practice earlier this week.

Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov are also out — both are suffering with fevers. Tiffani Zahorski and Jonathan Guerreiro withdrew — he is suffering from a bad cold. Evgenia Medvedeva and Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin are still recovering from the coronavirus and will not compete.

LADIES MEN PAIRS ICE DANCE
Valeria Kostina
Alena Kostornaia
Daria Okladnikova

Ksenia Okladnikova
Daria Parinova
Kamila Sultanmagodemedova
Anastasia Tarakanova
Ksenia Tsibinova
Kamila Valieva
Alexei Erokov
Petr Gumennik

Vladislav Katichev
Egor Rukhin
Nikita Vakhrushev
Artem Zotov
Maria Alkhova/
Sergey Bezborodko
Ksenia Akhantieva/
Valery Kolesov
Anastasia Balabanova/
Alexei Svyatchenko
Aleksandra Boikova/
Dmitrii Kozlovskii
Anastasia Mishina/
Aleksandr Galliamov
Diana Mukhametzianova/

Ilya Mironov
Vladlena Chasnikova/
Zakar Tcherezov
Sophia Kartashova/
Ilia Karpov
Anastasia Skoptcova/
Kirill Aleshin
Sophia Shevchenko/
Igor Eremenko
Alexandra Trukhina/
Ivan Kapustin

 

START ORDERS/RESULTS (TBA)

SCHEDULE/LIVE STREAMS

Sat. Dec. 5
14:15 – Rhythm Dance
15:20 – Pairs Short
16:30 – Ladies Short
18:00 – Men′s Short 
19:00 –
Jr. Pairs Short

Mon. Dec. 7
13:45 – Jr. Mens Short
16:20 – Jr. Ladies Short
18:15 – Jr. Rhythm Dance

 

Sun. Dec. 6
13:15 – Free Dance
14:20 – Pairs Free
15:35 – Ladies Free 
17:10 – Awards Ceremony
17:45 – Men′s Free
18:50 – Jr. Pairs Free
20:40 – Awards Ceremony

Tue. Dec. 8

13:00 – Jr. Men′s Free
16:00 – Jr. Ladies Short
19:00 – Jr. Free Dance


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STAGE IV – KAZAN – Nov. 8-12
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The fourth competition of the five-event series takes place in the ancient city of Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tartarstan. A limited number of spectators will be permitted to attend.

This will be one of two final opportunities for a number of skaters who hope to have a shot at earning a place at the Russian Championships in December. The situation is not so intense for the national team members who have been unable to compete so far, such as the pairs team of Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov who were sidelined after he contracted COVID-19. Now healthy and back training, the duo is slated to make their season debut in Kazan.


In a recent interview Maxim Trankov said he had spoken with the federation about his team′s participation at the national championships. ″Force majeure has occurred in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. That will be taken into account for the first members of the national team. If the European champion Kozlovskii fell ill with the coronavirus and cannot perform at one of the stages, why should he miss the Russian Championships because of this?

″The federation has made some adjustments. Probably, initially it was not thought out correctly. Options had to be considered. It hit us the hardest. Because I had to force things, we returned to Russia, he got sick with the coronavirus … All this could have been avoided if there were other options.″

Trankov said that he ″can now see the sparkle in their eyes. Vova has a minor hand injury, but I hope the black streak is behind us and we can already start this season.″

Ice dancers Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin and Sofia Shevchenko and Igor Eremenko were scheduled to compete in Kazan but have been removed from the line up. On Nov. 2, the Russian federation issued a press release stating that one of their coaches has contracted COVID-19 and everyone in the group is now in quarantine.

The pairs teams of Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitrii Kozlovskii and Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov are set to make their season debuts in Kazan after being sidelined for various reasons. 

LADIES MEN PAIRS ICE DANCE
Maya Khromykh
Stanislava Konstantinova
Aliona Kostornaia
Valeria Kostina

Valeria Larionova
Alexandra Malakhova
Elizaveta Nugumanova
Sofia Samodurova
Valeria Shukskaya

Anastasia Tarakanova
Alexandra Trusova
Ksenia Tsibinova
Makar Ignatov
Mark Kondratyuk
Matvey Gilyov 

Andrei Mozalev
Daniel Murzin

Maxim Petrov
Egor Rukhin

Roman Savosin
Evgeniy Semenenko
Leonid Sviridenko
Ilya Yablokov
Alexander Zubov
Maria Alkhova/Sergey Bezborodko
Karina Akopova/Nikita Rakhmanin
Aleksandra Boikova/Dmitrii Kozlovskii
Yasmina Kadyrova/Ivan Balchenko
Anastasia Mishina/Aleksandr Galliamov
Alina Pepleva/Roman Pleshkov
Evgenia Tarasova/Vladimir Morozov
Victoria Vasilieva/Nikita Volodin
Elizaveta Kirillova/
Mark Chegodaev
Vlada Pavlenina/
Alexander Aleksanyan 
Anastasia Skoptsova/
Kirill Aleshin
Svetlana Lizunova/
Alexander Vakhnov
Yulia Tultseva/
Anatoly Belovodchenko

Final Results
Alexandra Trusova 248.63
Aliona Kostornaia 226.31
Maya Khromykh 212.72
Sofia Samodurova 197.19
Elizaveta Nugumanova 190.05
Ksenia Tsibinova 189.98
Valeria Shukskaya 185.39
Anastasia Tarakanova 184.85
Stanislava Konstantinova 177.79
Valeria Kostina 168.14
Valeria Larionova 157.99
Alexandra Malakhova 110.17
Final Results
Evgeniy Semenenko 264.38
Andrei Mozalev 257.35
Makar Ignatov 247.69
Ilya Yablokov 245.43
Egor Rukhin 234.90
Roman Savosin 234.03
Mark Kondratyuk 219.89
Daniel Murzin 216.14
Matvey Gilyov 191.08
Leonid Sviridenko 188.22
Maxim Petrov 164.77
Alexander Zubov 149.26
Final Results
Anastasia Mishina/
Aleksandr Galyamov 233.09
Evgenia Tarasova/
Vladimir Morozov 227.13
Aleksandra Boikova/
Dmitrii Kozlovskii 220.30
Yasmina Kadyrova/
Ivan Balchenko 205.07
Karina Akopova/
Nikita Rakhmanin 196.75
Alina Pepleva/Roman Pleshkov 194.10
Victoria Vasilieva/Nikita Volodin 177.14
Maria Alkhova/
Sergey Bezborodko 163.71
Final Results
Anastasia Skoptsova/
Kirill Aleshin 199.56
Svetlana Lizunova/
Alexander Vakhnov 165.71
Yulia Tultseva/
Anatoly Belovodchenko 146.42
Vlada Pavlenina/
Alexander Aleksanyan 135.58
Elizaveta Kirillova/
Mark Chegodaev 128.56


STAGE III – SOCHI –
Oct. 23-27
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The third event of this exciting series takes place in the 2014 Olympic village of Sochi in the Krasnodar region. The venue for this competition will not be the Iceberg Palace, but a rink in close proximity to it. This event takes place at the same time as Skate America and the Gran Premio Italia 2020.

At this time, only skaters on the national team have been confirmed with full line-ups announced in the coming days. Aleksandra Boilkova and Dmitrii Kozlovskii are out after he tested positive for COVID-19 prior to leaving for Sochi. Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov have also withdrawn. Sinitsina is suffering from a nagging knee injury that forced the team to withdraw during the free dance at the second stop in Moscow. Doctors in Germany subsequently confirmed she has an inflammation of the knee tendon.

Alexei Mishin took his students to Novorgorsk to prepare for this competition in advance of going to Sochi. News reports quote Mishin confirming all his students tested negative for the virus at a pre-competition screening.

No spectators will be permitted to attend this event, but screens are being installed in the arena, on which photos and videos of fans with posters will be displayed.

LADIES MEN PAIRS ICE DANCE
Arina Andreeva
Anastasia Gulyakova
Maria Kirsanova
Stanislava Molchanova
Ekaterina Monich
Elizaveta Nugumanova
Sofia Samodurova
Anna Shcherbakova

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva
Daria Usacheva
Alina Zabora
Dmitri Aliev
Vladislav Katichev
Mikhail Kolyada
Artyom Lezheev
Andrey Mozalev
Ilya Yablokov
Maxim Varakin
Yulia Artemieva/
Mikhail Nazarychev

Diana Mukhametzyanova/
Ilya Mironov

Daria Pavliuchenko/

Denis Khodykin
Alina Pepleva/
Roman Pleshkov
Elizaveta Khudaiberdyeva/
Egor Bazin
Ekaterina Mironova/
Evgeniy Ustenko
Elizaveta Pasechnik/
Egor Kolosovsky
Yulia Tultseva/
Anatoly Belovodchenko
Tiffani Zagorski/
Jonathan Guerreiro
Final Results
Anna Shcherbakova 239.91
Daria Usacheva 225.19
Elizaveta Tuktamysheva 213/26
Sofia Samodurova 193.05
Anastasia Gulyakova 186.44
Elizaveta Nugumanova 179.65
Stanislava Molchanova 171.83
Arina Andreeva 148.31
Alina Zabora 135.26
Ekaterina Monich 128.23
Final Results
Mikhail Kolyada 283.44
Andrey Mozalev 274.44
Dmitri Aliev 250.71
Ilya Yablokov 236.77
Artyom Lezheev 214.59
Maxim Varakin 182.87
Vladislav Katichev 135.50
Final Results
Daria Pavliuchenko/
Denis Khodykin 206.76
Yulia Artemieva/
Mikhail Nazarychev 204.39
Alina Pepleva/
Roman Pleshkov 179.66
Diana Mukhametzyanova/
Ilya Mironov 169.51
Final Results
Tiffani Zagorski/
Jonathan Guerreiro 201.02
Elizaveta Khudayberdyeva/
Egor Bazin 197.00
Yulia Tultseva/
Anatoly Belovodchenko 147.20
Ekaterina Mironova/
Evgeniy Ustenko 140.10
Elizaveta Pasechnik/
Egor Kolosovsky 125.07

Stage IIMOSCOW – Oct. 10-13
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Medvedeva has withdrawn due to a recurring back problem. The Russian federation reported she has been hospitalized and will undergo a medical examination. In an Instagram post, Medvedeva explained that old back problems made themselves felt at the most inopportune moment. I hoped that the injections would help dull the pain, but to no avail. You need to fight the cause, not the effect. In no case do I want to let anyone down. I will have to miss the next stage of the Russian Cup in Moscow. But we will do our best to prepare for other competitions. The season is still in full swing. Everything will be fine.

Anastasia Mishina and Aleksandr Galliamov also withdrew after he tested positive for COVID-19. Elizaveta Nugumanova is also out after suffering a broken leg. According to the Russian press, she tripped on a sidewalk and twisted her ankle a month ago. While she felt a sharp pain she was still able to walk. Eventually, she went to a doctor who told her she had a fracture but it had healed. She is still feeling discomfort and has opted not to compete at the Moscow stop.

Artur Danielian has withdrawn. He has been dealing with an ongoing injury for many months, which is not fully healed. 

A ceremony will take place after the pairs short program to honor two-time World junior champion Elena Radionova, who recently announced the end of her skating career. Radionova will be awarded the Badge of Honor of the Russian Figure Skating Federation for Outstanding Sports Achievements, and will perform a show number. 

A limited number of spectators will be permitted to attend the senior competitions on Oct. 10 and 11 in Moscow. Stricter precautions will be in place than at the test skates where fans congregated in groups and did not wear masks. 

LADIES MEN PAIRS ICE DANCE
Alexandra Trusova
Kamila Valieva
Anna Frolova
Daria Usacheva
Maria Talalaikina
Stanislava Konstantinova
Anna Sidorova
Alina Zabora
Vita Kareva
Arina Onishchenko
Valeria Shulskaya
Alexander Samarin
Petr Gumennik
Anton Shulepov
Artem Kovalev
Evgeny Semenenko
Alexey Erohov
Nikita Vakhrushev
Mark Kondratyuk
Artem Lezheev

Daria Pavlyuchenko/
Denis Khodykin

Yasmina Kadyrova/
Ivan Balchenko

 

 

Victoria Sinitsina/
Nikita Katsalapov

Annabelle Morozov/
Andrei Bagin

Sofya Kartashova/
Ilya Karpov
Ekaterina Mironova/
Evgeny Ustenko
Elizaveta Pasechnik/
Egor Kolosovsky
Final Results
Alexandra Trusova 240.59
Kamila Valieva 233.70
Daria Usacheva 233.20
Anna Frolova 201.92
Stanislava Konstantinova 196.83
Valeria Shulskaya 189.02
Maria Talalaikina 171.58
Arina Onishchenko 155.34
Anna Sidorova 152.73
Vita Kareva 140.35
Alina Zabora 132.46
Final Results
Artem Kovalev 255.82
Alexander Samarin 253.10
Petr Gumennik 249.46
Evgeny Semenenko 249.05
Artyom Lezheev 224.74
Alexey Erokov 219.16
Anton Shulepov 201.52
Mark Kondratyuk 197.92
Nikita Vakrushev 151.38
Final Results
Daria Pavlyuchenko/
Denis Khodykin 208.39
Yasmina Kadyrova/
Ivan Balchenko 186.39
Final Results
Annabelle Morozov/
Andrei Bagin 198.00
Ekaterina Mironova/
Evgeny Ustenko 149.56
Sofya Kartashova/
Ilya Karpov 130.15
Victoria Sinitsina/
Nikita Katsalapov 89.52 WD
Elizaveta Pasechnik/
Egor Kolosovsky 40.67

 

STAGE I – SYZRAN – Sep. 18-22
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Numbers are restricted at the senior level for each stage of the series: 12 men, 12 ladies, eight pairs and 10 dance teams. For the junior competitions: up to 18 men and ladies, and no more than 8 pairs and 15 dance teams.

The results of the 2020 Russian Championships were the determining factor for athletes to be automatically assigned to 2020 Cup of Russia. Evgenia Medvedeva is one of two exceptions. She was forced to withdraw from the 2020 Championships after the short program due to a broken skate. The other is Mikhail Kolyada who was missed last season due to a serious nasal issue, which ultimately required surgery. 

Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov were scheduled to open their season at the first stage of this series, but on Sept. 16 it was reported that Morozov had contracted the COVID-19 virus. “I hope that the form is mild. Hopefully, we will be in time for Skate America and we will perform at the later stages of the Russian Cup,″ Morozov said. “I hope this (coronavirus ) has a short history.“ The team subsequently withdrew from the Grand Prix competition.

On Sept. 28, the team also withdrew from the second stage in Moscow (Oct. 10-13). “The guys have no time to prepare for the second stage of the Russian Cup. They can only get to the last stage. It will also be held in Moscow,″ said Maxim Trankov, who co-coaches the team with Marina Zoueva. 

Alina Zagitova will not contest any of the five competitions. She recently signed on as a co-host of a television show, ″ice Age,″ and has decided to focus on her new career at this time. Ksenia Sinitsyna was scheduled to compete at the first stage of the series, but her coach Svetlana Panova confirmed she will miss this event due to injury. Subsequent to her coaching change this week, Medvedeva has also withdrawn from the first stage of the series. Alexander Samarin is out with an unspecified medical issue.

Kamila Valieva will compete at the senior level and has been assigned to the two stages in Moscow. 

LADIES MEN PAIRS ICE DANCE
Anna Shcherbakova
Anna Frolova
Maya Khromykh
Sofia Sarnovskaya
Kamila Sultanmagomedova
Stanislava Mochanova
Arina Onischenko
Maria Takakaykina
Victoria Yushchenkova
Roman Savosin
Makar Ignatov
Maxim Varakin
Artyom Kovalev
Egor Murashov
Maxim Petrov
Anton Shulepov
Karina Akopova/
Nikita Rakhmanin
Yulia Artenieva/
Mikhail Nazayrchev
Ksenia Akhantieva/
Valery Kolesov
Anastasia Balabanova/
Alexey Svyatchenko
Annabelle Morozov/Andrei Bagin
Sofia Shevchenko/Igor Eremenko
Elizaveta Khudaiberdyeva/Egor Bazin
Vlada Pavlenina/
Alexander Aleksanyan
Svetlana Lizunova/Alexander Vakhnov
Elizaveta Kirillova/Mark Chegodaev
Vlada Chashnikova/Zakhar Cherezov

Final Results/
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Anna Shcherbakova 246.40
Anna Frolova 206.01
Maya Khromykh 192.62
Maria Talalaykina 180.87
Kamila Sultanmagomedova 174.34
Stanislava Mochanova 150.56
Arina Onischenko 149.39
Sofia Sarnovskaya 141.25
Victoria Yushchenkova 129.37

Final Results
LP Video Replay

Artyom Kovalev 229.39
Roman Savosin 224.40
Makar Ignatov 217.46
Anton Shulepov 197.48
Egor Murashov 190.25
Maxim Varakin 159.83
Maxim Petrov 145.13

Final Results
LP Video Replay

Yulia Artenieva/
Mikhail Nazayrchev 198.72
Ksenia Akhantieva/
Valery Kolesov 190.70
Anastasia Balabanova/
Alexey Svyatchenko 186.64
Karina Akopova/
Nikita Rakhmanin 179.62
 

Final Results
FD Video Replay

Elizaveta Khudaiberdyeva/Egor Bazin 195.87
Annabelle Morozov/Andrei Bagin 194.75
Sofia Shevchenko/Igor Eremenko 181.15
Svetlana Lizunova/Alexander Vakhnov 146.79
Vlada Pavlenina/Alexander Aleksanyan 145.41
Elizaveta Kirillova/Mark Chegodaev 118.68
Vlada Chashnikova/Zakhar Cherezov 112.36

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