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|Native name||Майя Петровна Беленькая|
|Full name||Maya Petrovna Belenkaya|
|Country represented||Soviet Union|
1 May 1931 |
Leningrad, Soviet Union
|Height||1. m (3 ft 3 1⁄2 in)|
|Former partner||Igor Moskvin|
|Former coach||Pyotr Orlov, Nina Leplinskaya, Nikolai Panin, A. Zhdanov|
Maya Petrovna Belenkaya (Russian: Майя Петровна Беленькая; born 1 May 1931) is a former Soviet figure skater. With her partner Igor Moskvin, she became a three-time Soviet national champion (1952–1954).
Maya Belenkaya was born on 1 May 1931 in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg). A resident of the city throughout her whole life, she survived the Siege of Leningrad and was awarded the Medal "For the Defence of Leningrad".
Belenkaya and Igor Moskvin won their first national medal, silver, in 1950. After another silver in 1951, they took gold for three consecutive years from 1952 to 1954 and then placed second behind Lidia Garasimova / Yuri Kiselev for the next two years. In 1956, Belenkaya/Moskvin were sent to their first and only European Championships and finished 11th at the event in Paris. In 1957 and 1958, they finished third at the Soviet Championships, behind Nina Zhuk / Stanislav Zhuk and Ludmila Belousova / Oleg Protopopov.
Pairs with Moskvin
- Беленькая Мая Петровна [Maya Petrovna Belenkaya] (in Russian). fskate.ru.
- Беленькая Мая Петровна [Maya Petrovna Belenkaya] (in Russian). solovieff.ru.
- Легендарная фигуристка М.П.Беленькая [Legendary figure skater M.P. Belenkaya] (in Russian). Ledyanaya Fabrika. 2009. Archived from the original on 21 October 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010.