Gennadi Krasnitski

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Gennadi Krasnitski
Personal information
Full name Gennadi Viacheslavovich Krasnitski
Alternative names Gennadiy Vanisyan
Country represented Soviet Union
Born (1968-09-07) 7 September 1968 (age 48)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Former partner Elena Leonova
Retired 1990

Gennadi Viacheslavovich Krasnitski (Vanisyan) (Russian: Геннадий Вячеславович Красницкий (Ванисян),[1] 7 September 1968) is a former Soviet pair skater. He is a two-time (1986, 1987) World Junior champion with partner Elena Leonova.[2]

Krasnitski works as a coach at the Ice House in Hackensack, New Jersey.[3] He coached Andrea Davidovich / Evgeni Krasnopolski,[4] the first Israeli pair to qualify for the Winter Olympics, and Estonia's Viktoria Shklover / Valdis Mintals.[5]


Pairs with Elena Leonova

Event 1985–86 1986–87 1987–88 1988–89 1989–90
NHK Trophy 1st
Skate Canada 1st
Nebelhorn 1st
St. Gervais 1st
International: Junior
Junior Worlds 1st 1st
Soviet Champ. 3rd


  1. ^ Геннадий Вячеславович Красницкий Ванисян [Gennadi Viacheslavovich Krasnitski Vanisyan] (in Russian). 
  2. ^ "World Junior Figure Skating Championships: Pairs" (PDF). International Skating Union. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-04. 
  3. ^ "Figure Skating Coaches". Ice House of New Jersey. 
  4. ^ "Andrea DAVIDOVICH / Evgeni KRASNOPOLSKI: 2013/2014". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on October 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Viktoria SHKLOVER / Valdis MINTALS: 2001/2002". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 21 October 2002.