Figure Skating Federation of Russia
|Affiliation||International Skating Union|
|Other key staff||Alexander Kogan (general director)|
The Figure Skating Federation of Russia (Russian: Федерация фигурного катания на коньках России, lit. Figure Skating on Skates Federation of Russia) is the national sport governing body for figure skating in Russia. It is recognized as such by Russian Olympic Committee and by the International Skating Union (ISU). No individual membership exists, and its members are in various ice sports associations. It was founded in 1992 as the successor of the Figure Skating Federation of the USSR (Soviet Union).
The goals of this governing body are: taking a plan of competitions by the calendar, developing a curriculum for figure skating in Russia, forming a national team, making contracts with sportsmen and coaches, international relations with other skating organizations, assistance to regional federations, organizing the Rostelecom Cup (formerly the Cup of Russia) and other important events. Since 2009 the main sponsor of the federation is Rostelecom.
FFKR was headed by Valentin Piseev, who also had been a president of Soviet skating federation since 1989. However, he refused to nominate himself at the 2010 presidential election. On June 4, 2010 Aleksandr Gorshkov, formerly a vice president, was elected a new president, with Piseev becoming a general director. Anton Sikharulidze, who also registered as a presidential candidate, withdrew due to the changes in federation's constitution. Sikharulidze commented that "presidential powers are limited to representative functions" and the whole post turned nominal, so the real leadership belongs to general director, including the ability to sign financial documents and making sole decisions. Sikharulidze added he does not "want to become a president just to carry the general director's briefcase". Tatiana Tarasova, usual Piseev's opponent, approved the decision of making him the general director, stating that "not using his knowledge and international authority would be very wrong". Since September 2014 the general director is Alexander Kogan.
Apart from the president, there are several vice presidents. As of 2006, the list of vice presidents included international judge Sergei Kononykhin, Aleksandr Lakernik, Oleg Nilov and Irina Raber. Irina Raber and Oleg Nilov head the largest regional federations, in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In 2010 Alexander Kogan was also elected as vice president.
The governing of the Figure Skating Federation of Russia is fulfilled by a conference that is held once in two years. All decisions during the conference are made through voting. Members who participate are chosen by regional figure skating federations. In intervals between conferences, the federation is ruled by a presidium of 30 people. There is also a coaching council of 17 people, among whom are Zhanna Gromova, Victor Kudriavtsev, Alexei Mishin, Tamara Moskvina, Tatiana Tarasova.
The Figure Skating Federation of Russia is composed of 36 regional federations.
|1||Figure Skating Federation of Bashkortostan|
|2||Figure Skating Federation of Republic of Karelia|
|3||Figure Skating Federation of Republic of Mordovia|
|4||Skating Union of Tatarstan|
|5||Figure Skating Federation of Udmurt Republic|
|6||Figure Skating Federation of Krasnoyarsk Krai|
|7||Figure Skating Federation of Primorsky Krai|
|8||Figure Skating Federation of Arkhangelsk Oblast|
|9||Figure Skating Federation of Belgorod Oblast|
|10||Figure Skating Federation of Vladimir Oblast|
|11||Figure Skating Federation of Vologda Oblast|
|12||Figure Skating Federation of Voronezh Oblast|
|13||Figure Skating Federation of Kaliningrad Oblast|
|14||Olympic Orbit (Kirov)|
|15||Figure Skating Federation of Kurgan Oblast|
|16||Figure Skating Federation of Leningrad Oblast|
|17||Figure Skating Federation of Lipetsk Oblast|
|18||Figure Skating Federation of Moscow Oblast|
|19||Figure Skating Federation of Murmansk Oblast|
|20||Figure Skating and Short Track Federation (Nizhny Novgorod)|
|21||Figure Skating Assotiation of Omsk|
|22||Figure Skating Federation of Orenburg Oblast|
|23||Figure Skating Federation of Penza Oblast|
|24||Figure Skating Federation of Perm Krai|
|25||Figure Skating Federation of Rostov-on-Don|
|26||Figure Skating Federation of Ryazan Oblast|
|27||Figure Skating Federation of Samara Oblast|
|28||Figure Skating Federation of Saratov Oblast|
|29||Figure Skating Federation of Sverdlovsk Oblast|
|30||Figure Skating Federation of Tver Oblast|
|31||Figure Skating Federation of Chelyabinsk Oblast|
|32||Figure Skating Federation "Pirouette" of Chita and Chita Oblast|
|33||Figure Skating Federation of Yaroslavl Oblast|
|34||Figure Skating Federation of Moscow city|
|35||Figure Skating Federation of Saint Petersburg|
|36||All-Russia society of sports and physical training "Dinamo"|
- annual Russian Championships
- Rostelecom Cup
- Russian Junior Championships
- Russian Cup (national championship selections, Russian: Кубок России)
- Belgorod Oblast Open Championships with A. Mishin prizes (in Belgorod)
- Nikolai Panin Memorial (St. Petersburg)
- Northern Lights (Arkhangelsk)
- Samarochka (Samara)
- Silver Skates (Tomsk)
- Zhuk Memorial
- Siberia and the Far East Open Championships
- Ростелеком стал генеральным спонсором Федерации фигурного катания [Rostelecom has become the main sponsor of the Figure Skating Federation] (in Russian). RIA Novosti. January 16, 2009. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
- Валентин Писеев. Гости пресс-центра (in Russian). RIA Novosti. Retrieved 2009-10-24.
- Babeshkin, Andrew (April 10, 2010). "Ice Revolution" (in Russian). Volga Commune. Retrieved 19 April 2010.
- "Gorshkov is the new FFKKR president, Piseev has become CEO" (in Russian). Mail.ru. June 4, 2010. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
- Антон Сихарулидзе: Министерство юстиции РФ решит, насколько принятые документы соответствуют российскому законодательству, насколько легитимны прошедшие выборы [Anton Sikharulidze: The Ministry of Justice will decide whether the approved documents comply with Russian legislation and whether the elections are legitimate] (in Russian). AllSport. June 4, 2010. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
- "V Sochi s Novymi Silami". press release (in Russian). Figure Skating Federation of Russia. Archived from the original on November 22, 2010. Retrieved 7 June 2010.
- "Александр Коган: «Супруга отправилась за мной в Сибирь, как жены декабристов»". Figure Skating Federation of Russia.
- "Structure" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 8 December 2006. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
- Сборная России по фигурному катанию будет готовиться централизованно (in Russian). Фонд поддержки олимпийцев России. 2007-04-24. Retrieved 2009-10-24.
- Official website (in Russian)