Born on February 9, 1979 in Moscow
Russian figure skater, silver medalist of Olympic Games in 2002, Olympic bronze medalist in 2006, twice world champion (2002, 2005), the first in the history of single skater who is seven-time European champion (1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006), four-time winner of the finals of the Grand Prix series (1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2004-2005). Honored Master of Sports of Russia. Chairperson of the Presidium of the Voluntary sports Union, Chairman of the Commission of the Public Chamber of the Moscow region for the development of sports, tourism and healthy lifestyles.
Holding of the World Festival of Youth and Students in Russia - it is a global step forward. Every year our country holds the event of such a mass and international scale with great success. This is an indication that we cultivate, grow and achieve our goals. And the festival is no an exception. The program has a sports part, which will promote the idea of a healthy lifestyle among young people. This is so important! I am sure that our young people will represent the country at the international level. For all countries, this news are extremely significant.
I would like to wish the future participants some health, patience, so that the children not to give up in front of obstacles and difficulties, struggle to go forward and never deviated from their dream.