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Plushchenko Returns to Real Ice Skating (Not Skating on a Tiny Circle in Belgrade)

As many devoted Eurovision fans no doubt recall, figure skater Yevgeny Plushchenko joined Dima Bilan on stage at the Eurovision Song Contest Belgrade 2008. Perhaps it was, as my co-author Daniela thinks, an important factor in Dima’s win. (I think Dima’s prior song, Never Let You Go, was far better, and it was all over the radio when I spent six weeks in Russia in 2006.) If you don’t recall either of these songs, videos from YouTube are below.

Well, the Olympic gold medalist moved away from Eurovision and back to real figure skating on a normal sized rink and won the World Grand Prix series in Moscow. While Eurovision has left Moscow and is on its way to Oslo, its stars certainly have not.

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