Anna Grigorievna Semenovich (Russian: А́нна Григо́рьевна Семено́вич, born 1 March 1978) is a Russian singer, actress, model, and former competitive ice-dancer.

Skating-career

Early in her career, Semenovich skated with Denis Samokhin. They competed at two World Junior Championships, placing 8th in 1993 and 7th in 1994. After a brief partnership with Maxim Kachanov, placing fifth at the 1994 Goodwill Games, she teamed up with Vladimir Fedorov in 1995. They won the Finlandia Trophy twice[1][2] and competed on the Grand Prix of Figure Skating. The highlight of their partnership was competing at the 1998 World Championships, where they placed 15th. Their partnership ended in 1999 and Semenovich teamed up with Roman Kostomarov for one season. With Kostomarov, she is the Russian bronze medalist and competed at both the 2000 European Championships[3] and the 2000 World Championships.[4]

Following the end of that partnership, she reunited with Denis Samokhin and placed 4th at the 2001 Russian Championships. She eventually retired due to injury.

Results

GP: Part of Champions Series from 1995; renamed Grand Prix in 1998

With Samokhin

International
Event 1992–93 1993–94 2000–01
World Junior Champ. 8th 7th
Autumn Trophy 5th J.
National
Russian Champ. 4th

With Kostomarov

International[5]
Event 1999–2000
World Championships 13th
European Championships 10th
GP Cup of Russia 4th
National
Russian Championships 2nd

With Fedorov

International
Event 1995–96 1996–97 1997–98 1998–99
World Champ. 15th
GP Cup of Russia 4th
GP NHK Trophy 3rd 7th
GP Skate America 3rd 4th
GP Skate Canada 6th
GP Trophée Lalique 4th
Finlandia Trophy 1st 1st
Centennial On Ice 6th
Lysiane Lauret 2nd
Autumn Trophy 3rd
National
Russian Champ. 3rd 4th

With Kachanov

Event 1994–1995
Goodwill Games 5th

Singing career

Following her retirement from skating, Semenovich began working as an actress, model, and singer. She sang with Blestyashchiye from 2003 to 2007. In March, 2007 she left the group to follow a solo career. In 2008, she released her album, Слухи. There was a single, На Моря, featuring Arash.

In April and May 2022, Semenovich participated in a series of concerts organized in order to support the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[6]

Acting

Semenovich had a lead role in the 2008 Russian spy comedy Hitler goes Kaput!.[7] She also played in the 2012 sequel Rzhevsky versus Napoleon.

References

  1. ^ "Finlandia Trophy Results". Skate Canada. Archived from the original on 2004-06-30. Retrieved 2009-03-19.
  2. ^ "Finlandia Trophy 1996". The Figure Skating Corner. Archived from the original on 7 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-19.
  3. ^ "European Figure Skating Championships 2000". Icecalc.com. Archived from the original on 2000-03-02.
  4. ^ "World Figure Skating Championships 2000". Icecalc.com. Archived from the original on 2000-12-03.
  5. ^ "Tatiana NAVKA / Roman KOSTOMAROV: 2000/2001". International Skating Union. Archived from the original on 19 April 2001.
  6. ^ "Гастроли патриотов. Как кремлевские эксперты и шоу-бизнес зарабатывают на концертах "Za Россию"". BBC (in Russian). 11 May 2022.
  7. ^ "20 Hot Photos Of Ice Dancer Anna Semenovich". rantsports.com. Retrieved 16 November 2014.

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