|Full name||Igor Borisovich Moskvin|
|Country represented||Soviet Union|
30 August 1929 |
Bezhitsa, Bryansk Oblast
Igor Borisovich Moskvin (Russian: Игорь Борисович Москвин; born 30 August 1929 in Bezhitsa, Bryansk Oblast) is a former Soviet pair skater, Soviet and Russian figure skating coach, Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR, Honored Coach of the USSR. He was the flag bearer for the Soviet Union at the 1964 Winter Olympics.
Moskvin competed for the Soviet Union as a pair skater with partner Maya Belenkaya (Майя Беленькая). He was coached by Pyotr Orlov and Nina Leplinskaya. Aside from figure skating, he participated in yacht racing and won several sailing regattas in the 1950s.
After ending his competitive career, Moskvin began coaching in Dynamo club (Leningrad), then Burevestnik (Leningrad) and later Trud (Leningrad). The skaters he coached included:
- Ludmila Belousova / Oleg Protopopov
- Tamara Bratus (Moskvina) (five-time Soviet champion and coach). Moskvin began coaching Bratus in 1957.
- Tamara Moskvina / Alexei Mishin
- Larisa Selezneva / Oleg Makarov (1984 Olympic bronze medalists and two-time European champions)
- Igor Bobrin (European champion). Moskvin coached Bobrin for 15 years, from 1965 to 1980.
- Yuri Ovchinnikov (Soviet champion)
- Vladimir Kotin (four-time European silver medalist, later coach)
- Kyoko Ina / John Zimmerman (2002 World bronze medalists)
Many of his pupils later became coaches. Tamara Moskvina said that he was able to infect people with love for coaching. When asked if there was a coaching rivalry between them, Moskvin said that he had never considered themselves rivals because he was more focused on singles while his wife was focused on pairs. Moskvin is retired.
Moskvin married Tamara Moskvina (née Bratus) in 1964. They have two daughters, Olga Igorevna Moskvina (born 12 April 1970), and Anna Igorevna Moskvina (born 14 June 1974). He and his wife reside in Saint Petersburg.
- СПИСОК кандидатов в спортивные сборные команды Российской Федерации по фигурному катанию на коньках на 2011-2012 гг. [2011–2012 list] (PDF). Russian Figure Skating Federation (in Russian). Russian Sports Ministry. 2011. Archived from the original on 12 November 2012.
- Vaytsekhovskaya, Elena (25 August 2009). Игорь МОСКВИН: "НИКОГДА НЕ СЧИТАЛ, ЧТО МЫ С ЖЕНОЙ КОНКУРЕНТЫ" [Igor Moskvin: I have never thought that my wife and I are rivals.] (in Russian). Sport Express. Archived from the original on 27 October 2012.
- Знаменитый наставник фигуристов Игорь Москвин отмечает юбилей [Famous skating coach Igor Moskvin celebrates anniversary]. ITAR-TASS (in Russian) (Pravda). 30 August 2009. Archived from the original on 20 February 2011.
- Mittan, Barry (18 May 2003). "Tamara Moskvina - Coach of Olympic Pairs Champions". GoldenSkate.com. Retrieved 6 June 2010.
- "Tamara Moskvina - Online Interview". GoldenSkate.com. 22 June 2002. Archived from the original on December 23, 2011.