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an Evgeni Plushenko visual companion, and maybe other things
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+ plutan:

2013 Russian Nationals - International Figure Skating

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2013 Russian Nationals - International Figure Skating

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+ plutan:

Евгений Плющенко - официальный форум || Evgeni Plushenko - the official forum • View topic - ISU Volvo Open Cup 22nd - Riga, Latvia 07-10.11.2013

plutan:

Евгений Плющенко - официальный форум || Evgeni Plushenko - the official forum • View topic - ISU Volvo Open Cup 22nd - Riga, Latvia 07-10.11.2013



+ Yana twitted this picture after arriving at his Tel Aviv clinic, because there are now—among various previous attacks—accusations in the Russian media (and Israeli) that Evgeni Plushenko wasn’t really having an operation at all, and that he and Mishin were somehow inventing it all to “cover up a poor performance at the European Championships”. These are the bolts affixing the artificial intervertebral disc to Evgeni’s spine. They will be there for the rest of his life. Yana pointed to the hospital’s name on the upper right corner. Ramat Aviv Medical Center. 
I was hesitating back-and-forth quite a bit about whether to post this pic, because it was certainly difficult for me to look at. Perhaps graphic, even. But then I started thinking of all the programs he skated in his career, all those videos I keep going back to, all that he has revealed to me. It occurred to me that he has given so much that is beautiful and luminous, and at times inhumanly sublime, on ice, that as a fan, I, speaking only for myself, will not avert my eyes from a few pictures of what is painfully and terribly human and not-so-beautiful. This is the price he (not us) paid for all that beauty.
In the brief Russian TV news segment about Evgeni’s operation, the doctor said:

I think with what spine I saw it’s difficult to live, not to skate only. I think he is a person of a real will if he could skate with such pain.

I don’t know what to add to that in comment. 
He will probably be in the hospital for about two weeks. Right now I intend only to think about these two weeks, and no farther. 
P. S. Yana gave birth less than four weeks ago. She should still be recovering herself, but right now she is fighting for him. 

Yana twitted this picture after arriving at his Tel Aviv clinic, because there are now—among various previous attacks—accusations in the Russian media (and Israeli) that Evgeni Plushenko wasn’t really having an operation at all, and that he and Mishin were somehow inventing it all to “cover up a poor performance at the European Championships”. These are the bolts affixing the artificial intervertebral disc to Evgeni’s spine. They will be there for the rest of his life. Yana pointed to the hospital’s name on the upper right corner. Ramat Aviv Medical Center. 

I was hesitating back-and-forth quite a bit about whether to post this pic, because it was certainly difficult for me to look at. Perhaps graphic, even. But then I started thinking of all the programs he skated in his career, all those videos I keep going back to, all that he has revealed to me. It occurred to me that he has given so much that is beautiful and luminous, and at times inhumanly sublime, on ice, that as a fan, I, speaking only for myself, will not avert my eyes from a few pictures of what is painfully and terribly human and not-so-beautiful. This is the price he (not us) paid for all that beauty.

In the brief Russian TV news segment about Evgeni’s operation, the doctor said:

I think with what spine I saw it’s difficult to live, not to skate only. I think he is a person of a real will if he could skate with such pain.

I don’t know what to add to that in comment. 

He will probably be in the hospital for about two weeks. Right now I intend only to think about these two weeks, and no farther. 

P. S. Yana gave birth less than four weeks ago. She should still be recovering herself, but right now she is fighting for him. 

(Source: pics.lockerz.com)



+ plutan:


プルシェンコが負傷で途中棄権、フィギュア欧州選手権 写真15枚 国際ニュース : AFPBB News


Yesterday, he was still pulling a doughnut spin. I can’t even begin to imagine how it might have felt like.

plutan:

Yesterday, he was still pulling a doughnut spin. I can’t even begin to imagine how it might have felt like.



+

Fuck Yeah Evgeni Plushenko: His true battle is against himself, if you want my opinion

fuckyeahevgeniplushenko:

I mean, he’s 30 and has gone through so many injuries and surgery… He’s still the best, his skating is just superior, but his conditions aren’t the best and he wants to beat himself no matter what. Any other skater would just retire, but he doesn’t want to, he wants to prove himself and others…

+100086

I start thinking about something Mishin said, that what Zhenya is doing now is “trying to expand the boundaries of what is humanly possible”. I also remembered last season, the summer before last season, actually, when he said that he knew he was asking much of God, beyond what is ordinary, therefore it was perhaps fitting that God test him beyond the ordinary.

I found Zhenya late, after Vancouver, later than many other luckier fans. It was too late, but also not too late. In the last few years he has taught me so much, about art, about tolerance, about strength, about courage, about love. He is on an unimaginably difficult road, perhaps no one knows where it will lead. Yet I feel—I don’t care how ridiculous this sounds to more “objective” people—that it is a privilege for me to see him, and to share, no matter in how small a way, how distantly, how vicariously, that road. 

Get well, and this time, please, please don’t be impatient. I’ll pray to your God and your ice. 



+ Once again, I really don’t know what caption to put here…Jaw, meet floor, I guess.
(From the latest special issue of Hello magazine, scan by Irina)

Once again, I really don’t know what caption to put here…Jaw, meet floor, I guess.

(From the latest special issue of Hello magazine, scan by Irina)



+ I think I’d like to write an essay on each of this facial features, but unfortunately I ran out of words again
(Fan meeting after the November 7 birthday show, photo by dustman)

I think I’d like to write an essay on each of this facial features, but unfortunately I ran out of words again

(Fan meeting after the November 7 birthday show, photo by dustman)



+ lifeonthe-ice:

ALL 59 @EvgeniPlushenko’s GOLD medals & 2 silver from Olympics! RT @yanarudkovskaya: Preparing exhibition of medals…

lifeonthe-ice:

ALL 59 @EvgeniPlushenko’s GOLD medals & 2 silver from Olympics! RT @yanarudkovskaya: Preparing exhibition of medals…

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+ (And I guess I’m feeling sentimental today…)
We Chinese have a saying from ancient times: “At thirty, a man stands on his own.” In one sense, this saying does not fit you, because you have already been standing on your own—standing so tall and so strong ever since you were half this age. You have already been through so much, done so much, brought so much happiness to so many. 
But in another sense, this saying does fit you, because it says that thirty is only the beginning. For all the brilliance you have given the world, I believe your most brilliant adventures are still yet to come. May you inner light burn ever strong, and may your heart be ever filled with joy!

(And I guess I’m feeling sentimental today…)

We Chinese have a saying from ancient times: “At thirty, a man stands on his own.” In one sense, this saying does not fit you, because you have already been standing on your own—standing so tall and so strong ever since you were half this age. You have already been through so much, done so much, brought so much happiness to so many. 

But in another sense, this saying does fit you, because it says that thirty is only the beginning. For all the brilliance you have given the world, I believe your most brilliant adventures are still yet to come. May you inner light burn ever strong, and may your heart be ever filled with joy!



+

racingskater:

phrazey:

ironcountess:

Happy Birthday Evgeni! C:

Merry #Plushenchristmas guys~

Heppi Birthday Our Dear Russian Overlord

OUR CRAZY, WONDERFUL, TOTALLY INSANE BUT ABSOLUTELY PERFECT RUSSIAN OVERLORD IS 30

AKA IN FIGURE SKATING YEARS, OVER 9000

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL ZHENYA <3

Happy birthday, Evgeni! You are truly and sublimely one-of-a-kind! 

Be healthy, be happy, a thousand good wishes besides, and have lots of fun at the birthday show! 



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