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Artur Dmitriev

Artur Dmitriev
Kazakova and Dmitriev in a show in 2002.
Personal information
Full name Artur Valeryevich Dmitriev
Country represented Russia
Former country(ies) represented Soviet Union
Born (1968-01-21) 21 January 1968
Bila Tserkva, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Residence Moscow, Russia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Former partner Oksana Kazakova
Natalia Mishkutionok
Former coach Tamara Moskvina
Former choreographer Alexander Matveev, David Avdish, Tamara Moskvina
Skating club Mechta, UOR 4 Moscow Gomelski (from 2012)
Former skating club Yubileyny Sport Club (until 2012)
Former training locations Saint Petersburg, Russia
Retired 1999

Artur Valeryevich Dmitriev (Russian: Артур Валерьевич Дмитриев; born 21 January 1968)[1] is a Russian pair skater who competed internationally for the Soviet Union, the Unified Team, and Russia. He is a two-time Olympic champion, having won gold with Natalia Mishkutenok in 1992 and with Oksana Kazakova in 1998. He and Mishkutenok also won Olympic silver in 1994. Along with Irina Rodnina, Dmitriev is the only pair skater to win the Olympics with two different partners.

Personal life

Artur Dmitriev was born to Russian parents[2] in Bila Tserkva, Ukrainian SSR and grew up in Norilsk, Russian SFSR. From 1992 to 2006 Dmitriev was married to Tatiana Druchinina, a former World champion in rhythmic gymnastics. Their son, Artur Jr, is a competitive singles skater.[3] He is remarried to an accountant, Tatiana Fedorova, with whom he has a son named Artiom.


Dmitriev teamed up with Natalia Mishkutenok around 1986.[4] They were coached by Tamara Moskvina in Saint Petersburg and their choreographers were Alexander Matveev with Moskvina.[4] They won the gold medal at the 1992 Olympics, and the silver at the 1994 Olympics behind Ekaterina Gordeeva / Sergei Grinkov. They represented the Unified Team, the sports team of the former Soviet Union during the 1992 Olympics, but represented Russia in 1994. Mishkutenok and Dmitriev won the World Figure Skating Championships and the European Championships in 1991 and 1992. Mishkutenok decided to retire from competition in 1994.

Dmitriev wanted to continue his competitive career and found a new partner, Oksana Kazakova, in February 1995.[5][6] They were coached by Moskvina at Yubileyny Sports Palace in Saint Petersburg. Their choreographers were Alexander Matveev, David Avdish, and Moskvina.[7] Early in their partnership, Kazakova and Dmitriev missed six months when she injured her leg.[5] They won the 1996 European Championships and bronze at the 1997 World Championships. In 1998, they won the Olympic title in Nagano, Japan. This made Dmitriev the first male skater to win the pairs event twice with different partners.[5]

Despite being close competitive rivals, he was friends with both Grinkov and Sikharulidze. He helped Moskvina coach Sikharulidze even while they were competing against each other.

After retiring from competition, Dmitriev became a coach. He spent a few years coaching at Hackensack, New Jersey's Ice House.[8] Dmitriev began coaching at Yubileyny in the mid-2000s, working alongside Kazakova and Moskvina and coaching Katarina Gerboldt / Alexander Enbert among others.[9] In March 2012, Dmitriev said he would move to Moscow and coach at the UOR 4 Moscow Gomelski Academy at the Mechta rink (Russian: УОР №4 им. А.Я.Гомельского, "Мечта").[10] He works with Natalia Pavlova in Moscow.[11]


With Mishkutenok

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition
"The Symphony of Emotions":
  • Piano Concerto #2
    by Sergei Rachmaninov
  • Flute Dance

  • Nostalgia
  • Don Quixote
    by Ludwig Minkus

  • War Drums

  • Peasant Dance
  • Let's Dance Together
  • Jewish folk music
  • Piano Piece ("The Death Spiral")

  • Peasant Dance

  • War drums

With Kazakova

Season Short program Free skating Exhibition


  • Also sprach Zarathustra
    by Richard Strauss
  • Passacaglia
    (from Suite de pièce Vol. 1 No. 7 in G minor, HWV 432)
    by George Frideric Handel
  • La Cucaracha

  • Nostalgia
    by unknown
  • Unknown

Competitive highlights

With Mishkutenok

Event 1987–88 1988–89 1989–90 1990–91 1991–92 1993–94
Olympics 1st 2nd
Worlds 3rd 1st 1st
Europeans 4th 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 3rd
GP de Paris 1st 1st
Nations Cup 1st
NHK Trophy 3rd
Skate America 1st 1st
Goodwill Games 2nd 1st
Moscow News 4th 1st
Piruetten 1st
Universiade 1st
Russian Champ. 2nd
Soviet Champ. 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd
Event 1992–1993
World Pro. Championships 3rd
World Challenge of Champions 3rd
US Open Pro. 1st

With Kazakova

Event 1995–1996 1996–1997 1997–1998
Winter Olympics 1st
World Championships 5th 3rd WD
European Championships 1st 2nd
Champions Series Final 2nd 3rd
CS Cup of Russia 3rd
CS NHK Trophy WD
CS Skate America 5th 1st
CS Skate Canada 1st
CS Trophée de France/Lalique 2nd 1st
Goodwill Games 2nd
Russian Championships 3rd 4th 3rd
CS = Champions Series (later Grand Prix)
WD = Withdrew


  1. ^ СПИСОК кандидатов в спортивные сборные команды Российской Федерации по фигурному катанию на коньках на 2011-2012 гг. [2011–2012 list]. Russian Figure Skating Federation (in Russian). Russian Sports Ministry. 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-11-12. 
  2. ^ Hersh, Phil (12 February 1992). "Russians Still Figure As Pairs Champions". Chicago Tribune. 
  3. ^ "Artur DMITRIEV: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2012-02-05. 
  4. ^ a b Janofsky, Michael (1992-02-12). "ALBERTVILLE; No Longer Soviet Skaters, But They Are Still the Best". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ a b c Glauber, Bill (1998-02-11). "She's paired with medal stand, too; Russian Kazakova rises to partner's standard". Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on 2011-12-23. 
  6. ^ "Power and Passion Archives: Issue #2, October 1995". Archived from the original on 2012-02-05. 
  7. ^ "Oksana Kazakova & Artur Dmitriev". Pairs on Ice. Archived from the original on 2007-10-07. 
  8. ^ Wojdyla, Michelle (2004-07-01). "Adult Regional Training Camp Continues to Grow".  
  9. ^ "Katarina GERBOLDT / Alexander ENBERT: 2011/2012". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 2012-02-05. 
  10. ^ Simonenko, Andrei (2012-03-07). Дмитриев переезжает тренировать фигуристов из Петербурга в Москву [Dmitriev moves from Saint Petersburg to Moscow]. R-Sport (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2012-03-07. 
  11. ^ Tonkacheyeva, Oksana (2012-11-29). "Хороших пар много не бывает" Артур Дмитриев.  
  12. ^ a b c "Kazakova and Dmitriev's Music". Archived from the original on 1999-10-05. 

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