Team Russia 2018-19

Team Russia 2018-19 has been announced. There are many familiar names on the roster and a few new ones of those who have moved up from the junior ranks.

Russian pairs team Christina Astakhova and Alexei Rogonov, 12th in PyeongChang, and eighth at the 2018 World Championships, split in July. Rogonov intends to continue, but Astakahova has called an end to her skating career. ″This is her decision. She wanted to get out of the sport,″ said their coach, Artur Dmitriev.

Many coaching changes took place during the off-season, the most notable being that of Evgenia Medvedeva who is now training with Brian Orser and his team in Toronto, Canada. 

Once again, Russia will field strong ladies teams at both the junior and senior levels. Alexandra Trusova dominated the junior ranks last season and will be looking to continue her winning streak.