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About this journal  
This is the journal for my translations of figure skating articles from Russian into English. Most of them can also be found on Golden Skate - a wonderful site that I recommend to all figure skating fans. If you would like to suggest an article for me to translate - please feel free to do so here. Sometimes, I will also post here translations from English into Russian.

Occasionally, I will also post here my reviews of the shows I've seen live. Those entries will have "PTICHKA REVIEW" in the title.


P.S. I have now had to disable anonymous comments due to extreme number of spam messages received.  
Charlottemichiruwater on April 17th, 2007 10:34 pm (UTC)
Hi, are you a member of the SashaFans forum?
Ptichka: Ladyptichkafs on April 18th, 2007 01:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tip. I just registered with the site!
That villainous abominable misleader of youth: who's your gold medalist now bitchmosca on March 8th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
OMG, so thrilled to have found this journal -- it seems like so much of the gossip news never makes its way to English-speaking fans. Thank you so much for taking the time to translate and share with all of us!

I'm friending you, and would you mind if I pimped this journal to other skating fans who might enjoy it?
Ptichkaptichkafs on March 9th, 2008 07:01 am (UTC)
Glad you're enjoying it! Feel free to advertise it to anyone who is interested in this stuff :)
(Anonymous) on May 28th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
You do wonderful work!

I just want to ask, can you translate and make subtitle to the video of the "Russian Stars on Ice = Ice age show? There are a lot of video on youtube (wwhitecrow uploaded every episode) and a lot of people love it from all over the world, who doesn't speak russian, and they beg for a translation.
At least the gist of what the stars said about their partners, and Tarasova's speach.

Thank you very much for all your translations (and sorry about my bad English).

And Russia has very good skaters :) We love them so much :)
Ptichkaptichkafs on June 10th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
Glad you're enjoying my translations.

I will certainly look at the youtube clip. I can't promise anything, though, because translating clips tends to take a VERY long time. It's much harder than translating written articles. But I will see what I can do :)
(Anonymous) on June 21st, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you, thank you!
We are waiting and hoping.
We'd be happy, if you translate every second or third sentence, abbreviated. But I know, it's a hard work, so I understand, if you don't want to do it.
(Anonymous) on September 15th, 2008 10:35 am (UTC)
Hi, ptichka!
Could you translate this article about russian dance test skate: http://icestars.ru/?p=365#more-365 ?
I believe that a lot of people would appreciate it.
(Anonymous) on September 17th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
Nice site
Thanks for the translations.

Ptichkaptichkafs on October 13th, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
Re: Nice site
Quite welcome. Glad you're enjoying it!
(Anonymous) on October 9th, 2008 11:55 am (UTC)
Hi, ptichka!
I like your figure skating translations very much.

Could you translate to English the last update from Oleg Vassiliev's blog?
Thanks in advance.

(Anonymous) on January 12th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
Your comments on Russian athlete training
This site offers more diverse insight on Russian athletes and the Figure Skating Federation than I ever thought could be found in one place! Thank you so much for taking the time to share all this information with us.
Yesterday, while I was browsing through your articles, you had stated that you had repeated requests to explain details of the training conditions in Russia. Today I was unable to find that statement or your explanation, if it has been written. Please advise if it is to be found at this time. Cheryl

Ptichkaptichkafs on January 12th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Your comments on Russian athlete training
Glad you enjoy my site!

I am not really sure what you're alluding to... Perhaps it was in some translation that I did?
(Anonymous) on January 12th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Your comments on Russian athlete training
I'm sorry that i was not clear. More concisely, is there information on your site or elsewhere that explains the Russian training technique? For example, ballet, on ice, off ice, strength training, as well as mental focus for consistently training hard to be the best in competition.
I particularly enjoy ice dancing and notice the quality of their skating is usually a notch above the rest.
Blue Bear: pic#82585595ostile17 on May 23rd, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
Domnina-Shabalin Led Magazine Article
First of all thanks for all your wonderful work!
I've been using some of it (with credit) on
Domnina-Shabalin's official website

I was wondering if you would consider translating their interview from Léd Magazine

(Anonymous) on September 29th, 2009 01:17 am (UTC)
translating articles
I live in the US and I don't speak Russian. Could you translate the LED magazine article about Elena Berezhnaya?
legends12 on June 2nd, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
Oops, I forgot to leave a message here. I'm so happy to get your permission to translate these articles into Chinese. I'll post the translation by my friends and me here: http://www.250soi.com/bbs/index.php
(Anonymous) on February 16th, 2011 07:46 am (UTC)
Great post. Non vedo l'ora di leggere le prossime:)
neyumiro on April 15th, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
This article was vey helpful to me. It helped me to be informed and more aware. The details were such a blessing, thanks.

nealaahana on November 3rd, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
Great work keep it coming, best blog on earth