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21:04 21.04.2019
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> I am just in such a great mood at the moment — like — somebody stop me
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Interesting lift by Stepanova/Bukin


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>> I am just in such a great mood at the moment — like — somebody stop me
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> Interesting lift by Stepanova/Bukin
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This lift is called Overhead lift (sorry, made a mistake earlier) — well, this type of lift. It is all taken from ballet of course, they try to do as much ballet as they can possibly do it seems- on the ice.

This lift is demonstrated perfectly in the beginning of this video of Ksenia Zhiganova — it is not a new video, she was one of the greatest students of the Vaganova ballet academy, the video is called

Ballet is my life



These are the most common dance lifts — from ballet:

Whether you want to expand your dance move repertoire or want to impress others with your knowledge of ballet techniques, the task of learning about the various dance lifts can be both daunting and illuminating. While the flow of some dances can give the impression that the art form is free-form expression, dance lifts are governed by strict guidelines. Dance lifts in particular are evaluated according to the ease and competence with which the two dancers perform the lift. Learning about some of the popular lifts illustrates both the discipline and attention to detail which influences dance.

Arabesque
In the «arabesque» position, the woman supports her body on one leg, while extending the other leg behind the body and keeping both knees straight. She faces either the left or right side of the stage, such that the audience sees her profile. Her partner, who is traditionally male, faces the audience and places his right shoulder under her right thigh and the other hand under the bottom of her ribcage. When he lifts her, she bends in the leg on which she was previously standing. A proper arabesque lift is executed when the woman's back leg is raised to an angle of 45 or 90 degrees from her upper body.
Fish Dive
Termed because the lifted dancer is meant to look like a fish sprang out of water, this lift begins with the woman starting in an arabesque pose in front of her partner. Both dancers face the same way as the man supports her by wrapping one arm around her waist below the rib cage and the other around the thigh of the leg on which she stands. The man then tilts her downward and she bends the leg on which she was standing and tilts her body slightly upright. This pose requires much back strength merely to lift oneself, and a top quality dancer can lift herself to the ideal angle.
Straight Lift
One of the simplest lifts, this is done by the woman keeping her body as straight as possible. Her partner then places both of his hands under her ribcage and lifts her. The woman must take care in this lift to maintain he straight posture even while being lifted.
Grand Jete
One of the most recognised lifts, in this move the male partner lifts or throws the woman as she follows the path of a long, horizontal jump. During the move, she appears to do a split in mid-air. When the man lifts her during this move, he moves forward while holding her, such that she appears to be gliding through the air in a jump. When this move is executed perfectly, the woman does a perfect split and makes sure to complete it at the apex of the jump. Her weight should be pushed forward such that it appears that she is moving forward through her own efforts.
Overhead Lift
In this lift, the woman is swung behind the male dancer's head from front to back while raising her over his body. At the completion of the move, her body is above his head and she faces the ceiling. Her body is arched strongly backwards and her legs are hanging in front of his chest. His hands hold her upper pelvis and if desired, she keeps one leg in the air in a straight line with her body.

Lifts are classified according to the degree that the man supports the woman. In «low lifts,» the woman is never high off of the ground though much of her body weight is supported by her partner and the rest by the momentum of the jump. In a «high overhead lift» the man lifts the woman several feet above the ground. In a «temporary lift» the woman's jump is effectively extended by the support of her partner. In an «extended lift,» which requires intense muscular strength on the part of both dancers, the man supports his partner in the air for an extended length of time.
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10:04 22.04.2019
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> It is all taken from ballet of course, they try to do as much ballet as they can possibly do it seems- on the ice.
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It is true. Skaters try to look balletic when they perform on the ice.

In Eteri camp they also have ex-ballerina (Daniil's mom) who works with Eteri students in choreo classes.

On the other side every time I see ballet dancers doing their double jumps like this one



I think — meh, figure skaters did doubles in the beginning of the 20th century. Now men do quad jumps, ladies do triples (well, Eteri girls do quad jumps too). And in figure skating it is lame to do a jump with long and visible preparation. Top skaters jump without preparation and with difficult entry. But preparation for a quad jump is forgivable (because it is insanely difficult).
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> I think — meh, figure skaters did doubles in the beginning of the 20th century. Now men do quad jumps, ladies do triples (well, Eteri girls do quad jumps too). And in figure skating it is lame to do a jump with long and visible preparation. Top skaters jump without preparation and with difficult entry. But preparation for a quad jump is forgivable (because it is insanely difficult).
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Ballet is not done on the ice you see, feet are not constrained on the one hand, on the other — you can't use as much hard surface pressure to jump off and do more spins in the air as in figure skating. But ballet jumps, lifts are used as the foundation for all the rest — gymnastics, figure skating, etc.
It is not a competition — ballet v figure skating, ballet v gymnastics, etc. Ballet is a different discipline altogether, but so beautiful — everyone wants to be a ballerina — ice or no ice. Fact.
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10:28 22.04.2019
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> but so beautiful — everyone wants to be a ballerina — ice or no ice. Fact
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21:11 22.04.2019
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>> but so beautiful — everyone wants to be a ballerina — ice or no ice. Fact
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>Agreed
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I just wanted to say — it is so nice talking to you, you are lovely.
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23:23 22.04.2019
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> I just wanted to say — it is so nice talking to you, you are lovely.
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Thanks! It is nice talking to you too.
Btw, it is 145 pages in this thread already!

I like hight quality videos, hope there will be more of them in the future.

Evgenia can't jump now because she isn't completely healed from himp injury.





That program in pink was heavily criticised by Russian fans as tasteless. English speaking fans call it sassy and cool. I'm not sure I like this performance. One the one hand - I like when she does something unusual, on the other hand - this type of program is unusual only for Russian ladies, but it's kinda typical for US/Canadian ladies.

What do you think about it?

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08:38 23.04.2019
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> What do you think about it?
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> Got to go now. Have a nice evening
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I agree with the English speaking fans — it IS sassy and cool. She is like a Barbie doll in the video, but — why not? Some Russian fans are just a bit stiff with their attitudes if they think it is tasteless. Yeah, performances to classical music always seem kind of grand, but sometimes a lighter stuff is also nice to watch — kind of sexy, something different. Got to go now — have a nice day)
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08:45 23.04.2019
P. S.What do you think about the newly elected Ukrainian president? Is he any good do you think?

Here the Tories are preparing to oust May by June, cause the Tory Party is expected to take a lot of pounding at the local Council elections and the EU Parliament elections, as people are expected to take their revenge on them for not delivering Brexit on time. So they are searching for her replacement now and it seems Boris Johnson is the most popular choice. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/04/22/...
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09:37 23.04.2019
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> P. S. What do you think about the newly elected Ukrainian president? Is he any good do you think?
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It is well-know that he is a puppet of famous Ukrainian business oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ihor_Kolomoyskyi
Frankly speaking he is even more corrupt than Poroshenko, so life of ordinary Ukrainians won't become better. But after Poroshenko's crushing defeat there is some hope Kolomoyskyi and Zelensky will ditch far right policy.

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> Frankly speaking he is even more corrupt than Poroshenko, so life of ordinary Ukrainians won't become better. But after Poroshenko's crushing defeat there is some hope Kolomoyskyi and Zelensky will ditch far right policy.
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> Got to go now, speak later
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Well, they write the opposite here — that he is distanced from the oligarchs and that is why Ukraine has a hope of achieving some success in fighting corruption, something along those lines https://www.bbc.com/russian/news-48018452

Trump is coming to the UK for State visit with the Queen in the beginning of June — apparently a lot of Brexiteers hope he is the man to «sort out» Brexit.

To be honest, signing a trade deal with the US is far from ideal for us. They want our market — primarily for their food and pharmaceutical companies. It is a bad road to go down to be honest — potentially very harmful for the country. I remember you asking earlier why our politicians are reluctant to ask Trump for any help in this matter — well this is why. First of all, their food standards are totally different from the EU, they are very sub par (bad). We are not just talking about genetically modified crops and all that, they inject chlorine and hormones into chicken for instance, etc. The EU food standards are extremely high, the highest in the world and if we allow the American food companies to come over — their foods are much cheaper and of much poorer quality, so people don't want that in the slightest. I lived in the States for a year and there are a lot of proper obese people there. Like — disgustingly obese. I think they definitely put something in their food — something awful. Cause there are food junkies here as well, but you just don't see as much obesity here.

Secondly, the main buyer of pharmaceutical goods here is the NHS — state healthcare system which is free for all. It has been a continuous struggle to keep it that way, it is bankrupt, a lot of the NHS Trusts are bankrupt, but the Government keeps financing it all, although at times the NHS is failing — partially due to the pressure put on it by never ending growing immigration. There has been a lot of talk about privatising it, but people here won't take that, they will riot like crazy. So no politician to date has ever been brave enough to seriously suggest it. If the American pharmaceutical companies flood the market and take over the NHS — drugs will be very expensive and privatisation of the NHS will become inevitable People are vehemently against it. Of course, people like the Americans here, they are our main ally and protector, etc. But they don't love them enough to suffer bad food standards or face privatisation of the NHS.

P. S.
Also, it seems that soon May will be gone — regardless, Tories can't stand her anymore, as they are predicted to lose almost all their Council seats to Farage's Brexit Party and they are predicted to lose the EU elections to his party as well.

Theresa May urged to quit as PM today amid continued Brexit backlash

Theresa May was urged to announce today she was quitting as Prime Minister as MPs returned to Parliament after the Easter break.
Senior Conservative MP Nigel Evans, joint secretary of the 1922 Committee of backbench MPs, led the charge against Mrs May as fresh Tory infighting over the delay to Brexit erupted.

«I would be delighted if she announced today … her resignation and we could then have an orderly election to choose a new leader of the Conservative Party,» he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme, speaking in a personal capacity.

«The only way we’re going to break this impasse properly is if we have fresh leadership of the Conservative Party.»

The Ribble Valley MP claimed «the call for her resignation now is growing into a clamour», with 70 heads of Conservative Associations saying they have no confidence in the Prime Minister and 40 per cent of Conservative councillors likely to support Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party in the European elections.
He tweeted: «Over Easter I have concluded the PM should make way for fresh leadership quickly … time for a new start.»

Mrs May was chairing Cabinet this morning with the Tories facing the loss of hundreds of councillors in the early May local elections and then the prospect of a hammering in the European elections at the end of the month.
Many Conservative MPs are aghast at the party’s situation and some are talking of changing the leadership rules so a fresh bid to topple Mrs May can be launched swiftly, rather than having to wait until December, a year after the previous attempt to oust her.
read more https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/theresa...
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> Well, they write the opposite here — that he is distanced from the oligarchs and that is why Ukraine has a hope of achieving some success in fighting corruption, something along those lines https://www.bbc.com/russian/news-48018452
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There are several options:
1) They don't have a fn clue what is going on in Ukraine and who is Zelenski.
2) They do know what is going on but they don't want to inform their readers for some reasons.

You know, if you don't have a strong political party who supports you in Ukraine, you have to spend millions of dollars just to be relevant. Zelensky never had enough money for that. Also Zelensky worked for Kolomoisky for years. He is still working for him, it is obvious for everybody in Ukraine.

As an inderect proof

Долго писать по-английски, напишу по-русски в двух словах. Порошенко при помощи сомнительных схем отобрал у Коломойского и национализировал крупнейший банк в Украине — Приват Банк. Но Коломойский успел вывести значительную часть активов и в итоге государству пришлось латать дыру в Приват банке размером в полтора миллиарда долларов
https://strana.ua/news/76501-privatbank-nuzhno-d...

Коломойский пытался оспорить в суде решение о национализации его банка, но не преуспел.

И вдруг внезапно сразу после того, как поражение Порошенко на выборах стало очевидным, суд принял решение о том, что национализация Приват Банка была незаконной. Возможно, против Порошенко теперь будет возбуждено уголовное дело в связи с незаконной национализацией Приват банка
https://ria.ru/20190423/1552972684.html

Коломойский теперь в двойном выигрыше. Во-первых, он вывел *считай стырил* из банка полтора миллиарда долларов перед тем, как у него банк отобрали.
А теперь ему вернут уже докапитализированный Приват Банк.

Это было бы немыслимо, если бы человек Коломойского (Зеленский) не победил на выборах.

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23:49 23.04.2019
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> There are several options:1) They don't have a fn clue what is going on in Ukraine and who is Zelenski.2) They do know what is going on but they don't want to inform their readers for some reasons.
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The first option is the truth. People here do not know — the true state of affairs, when it comes to Russia, Ukraine, etc — journalists included. There are massive differences in mentality, judgment, etc. — to top it up — language differences, culture, etc. The picture that comes across here from Russia, Ukraine is a bit distorted, but not for the lack of compassion, but for pure ignorance. A similar picture comes across to the Russian public from our press, they inevitably conclude that they are hated here by the West and the West has nothing to offer but to put them down, go against them, belittle them, etc. The only reason I can see it all is because I know both cultures, can speak both languages equally well and I spent my childhood in the USSR — so — very familiar with their attitudes and culture and mentality, but at the same time — most of my life has gone on over here, so I feel and think and breathe the mentality here — daily. They constantly talk here about the fact that they don't really understand Russia, their politics, etc — well enough, etc. The ads for MI 6 recruitment for Russian speakers are constantly being advertised. But they are very constraining as to who can apply. You have to be a British Citizen for at least 10 years (not a problem for most Russian immigrants, lots of people have lived here for 10 or more years from Russia and are British Citizens), but you also have to have your own parents as citizens of the UK and have limited family in the country of origin. That is the problem, because most immigrants — do have relatives in Russia, even if their parents are also UK citizens etc. And that is considered «vulnerability» (having Russian relatives, you know — like — someone can get to you through them, you can potentially be blackmailed through them, cause they live in Russia). I meet most of the requirements in those ads, but I would never apply to join an intelligence organisation — I have 3 kids for God' sakes, it can be dangerous, secondly — my husband would never allow it (we joked about it once, and he said that I am such a blabber mouth — i.e. talk too much- I am totally not cut out for anything like that), but sometimes I think I could really help people here to understand what is going on there and bridge the differences, but this is never gonna happen. And most importantly — they pay shit money compared to the City, and life here ain't cheap you know.

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Theresa May has gone completely bonkers. She waved through the permission for Huawei to build the UK's 5 G network. She decided to go against the warnings from the US, jeopardise the UK's security and 5 Eyes Intelligence Alliance. None of the other allies (US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand) are involving Chinese companies in nationwide projects of this scale. This is not about the competition, it is truly about security. The law was passed in China a while ago that all their IT giants have to cooperate fully with Chinese State Intelligence agencies. So — having their software on all net devices in the country — well, it is a suicidal act of madness.

Theresa May defies security warnings of ministers and US to allow Huawei to help build Britain's 5G network

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/04/23/...

You know, we were talking yesterday at work about all this — May and the way she has been carrying on re Brexit disastrous negotiations, humiliating the country, now this. None of it makes sense you know. It only starts making sense if one assumes that she must be acting on behalf of some investors (quite possibly — her husband Philip May and his gang) who are invested in certain projects — like, EU projects or Chinese projects. She is not acting on behalf of the country. She is not a True conservative, couldn't give a toss about the country — the country' s future, image, world standing, now — security. This is what it looks like.

Theresa May must go now or the damage to Brexit and the Tories will only get worse

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/04/23/...

Some lefties are planning huge protests during Trump's State visit.

The juvenile Left should refrain from disrupting Donald Trump's state visit to the UK


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2019/04/23/j...

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