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The farewell ceremony was attended by First Vice Speaker of the State Duma Alexander Zhukov, Minister of Sports Oleg Matytsin, ROC President Stanislav Pozdnyakov, honored coach Tatyana Tarasova, Olympic champions and fans

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The farewell ceremony for the 1976 Olympic champion in ice dancing, President of the Russian Figure Skating Federation (FFKKR) Alexander Gorshkov took place at the Luzhniki Small Sports Arena in Moscow.

The death of Gorshkov became known on November 17, he died at the age of 77.

The farewell ceremony was attended by First Vice Speaker of the State Duma Alexander Zhukov, Russian Minister of Sports Oleg Matytsin, President of the Russian Olympic Committee Stanislav Pozdnyakov, President of the Russian Hockey Federation Vladislav Tretyak, Honored Coach of the USSR Tatyana Tarasova.

Also, Olympic champions Tatyana Navka, Irina Rodnina, Victoria Sinitsina, Nikita Katsalapov, Kamila Valieva, Acting President of the FFKKR Alexander Kogan and others came to Luzhniki.

“He was a very tactful person, a real diplomat, he knew how to unite people in any situation. This was especially evident before the Olympics in Sochi and during the pandemic before the Games in Beijing. He did everything to ensure that our team was in a leading position, ”quotes Matytsina TASS.

Tarasova called Gorshkov “a wonderful person who loves his loved ones.” “It was not scary with him, he always had a positive attitude. He was a good organizer and leader. It’s a pity, ”said the honored coach of the USSR, whose words are quoted “RIA News”.

Gorshkov is the champion of the Games in Innsbruck paired with Lyudmila Pakhomova, a six-time world and European champion, the permanent head of the FFKKR since 2010.

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