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17.March 1999
My dear friends. I am so happy that you are with me on my birthday. Thank you very much for your wonderful wishes. I have a wonderful day today. Many kisses and love! Pasha

PS: The TV movie "Beverly Hills 90210" will be on TV at May 12, 1999 on program Fox (my single skate debut).
At April 3, 1999 at 9 p.m. LA time there will be a TV show "Happy Hour" where I spend 3 hours.


61 Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 23:03:15 -0700
Hi,I was wondering if I could have a mailing address where I can send a picture to Pasha (of Pasha and Evengy) that my dad took in 1990,and also say thanks for the pictures!!(does she have a post office box???)
Thank you.

60 Subject: Happy Birthday, Pasha!
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 21:31:37 -0500
Dear Pasha,
I saw on "Figure Skating World" that it was your birthday, and wanted to send my best wishes to you. Hope the upcoming year brings you much
success in your singles skating -- I look forward to seeing you perform!
Take care, and Happy Birthday again!

59 Subject: Happy Birthday!
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 21:44:49 -0500
Happy Birthday Pasha!
I can't wait to see you skate again, you are so passionate and magical on the ice.  You and Yevgeny were so wonderful together, but I'm sure that no matter who you skate with (even skating alone) that you will be just great.  I can't wait to see your acting on 90210 as well.
So have a great birthday!  All of your fans are celebrating with you today.

58 Subject: Happy Birthday!!
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 18:15:35 -0800 (PST)
Hi Pasha!
I hope that you had a wonderful birthday!
Thank you for being so kind to me and my husband when we met you and Sasha at the World Pros.  We took a photo of you in the hotel lobby
and it looks very nice.  I'd like to send it to you- is there an address that you can give me?  It would be easy if your agent is in LA because I live in xxx, CA.
I hope that I'll be able to see you skating again soon!

57 Subject: Best Wishes for A Happy Birthday!
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 14:45:35 -0500
Dear Pasha,  I hope this new year brings you much joy and happiness!
Please, when are we going to see you skate again? (with or with out a partner?)   P.S.  I am thrilled that you used my translation of your award!
    One of your many world-wide fans,

56 Subject: biday
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 17:58:12
hai Pasha,
        happy, happy happy birthday         and a big kiss from Stefan.
have a beautiful biday party, enjoy your day and be healthy, so you can skate and fascinate.
I hope, you can relax a little today at the beach. here in bonn a temporary iceskating just opend. so when I watch them skating I see you in my dreams. so best wishes from good old germany and from bonn, think about my invitation,
maybe see you this summer in l.a. or s.f.,
take care
stefan (chris)
hai to all the sarstedters. ich hoffe, bald von Euch zu hören.
alles liebe

55 Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 14:59:32 +0100
Privet Pasha,
pozdravljaju s dnem rozhdenija i zhelaju tebe vsego khoroshego, stchast'ja i bol'shikh uspekhov!
Ja dumaju tchasto o tebe i nadejus' shto my skoro uvidims'ya v Germanii - ili mozhet-byt' dazhe v Helsinki na Tchempionate mira?
Kristina tozhe peredaet ogromnyi privet!  Privet i tvoim roditeljam.
(Pasha´s webmistress: "who can translate this into english ??")

54 Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 07:12:29 +0100
Dearest Pasha,
I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday and I hope that all your wishes will come true. You are a wonderful person and you deserve the best!
Love always and many kisses,

53 Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 10:52:38 EST
Dear Pasha,
Just wanted to wish you a happy birthday! Did you know yours is the same day as Rudolf Nureyev's?
I hope you have a lot of success in the coming year!
-Marie in NC

52 Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 18:53:40 PST
Dear Pasha,
I hope you will have the best birthday ever!  I look very much forward to seeing more skating programs from you.  You come up with the most
interesting programs.  Your "Memorial" program is my favorite program of all time among all disciplines.  Too bad the ISU wouldn't allow you to
wear your original costume (monk outfit) for "Memorial".  Anyways I hope today you will be very happy.  Party hard!

51 Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 17:23:30 -0500
Ms. Grishuk,
I saw this email address on Figure Skating World and wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday.  I hope you have an wonderful year and good luck with ice dancing, singles, or whatever it is that you decide to do.
Happy Birthday!

50 Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 10:19:41 +0100
Dear Pasha,
Thanks for the nice and sweet gifts you sent me! I realized it's soon your birthday and since it's to late to send you a birthday card in time I want
to wish you a happy birthday here. This infopage is great and your webmasters are doing a good job! Pasha, you have accomplished so many great  things (two Olympic Golds), things that not many people have donne. I know you also will succeed great things in your future. You are one ot the strongest people I know, belive in yourself and that strength will help you with what ever you decide to do.
I hope you'll have a happy, happy birthday and I whish you all the best and happiness in the world!
Love Jessica

49 Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 18:24:06 PST
Hi Pasha,
My name is Yvonne and I'm 20 yrs. I'm also from Canada and have been a big fan of yours since the 1996 season. My favorite dance that you did was Arabain passion in 1996. You are my favorite ice dancer. Memorial made me cry when I saw it at the Olympics. You are awsome. I have Memorial on tape as well as Arabian Passion.
I would just like to wish you a very happy 27th birthday. And may all your dreams and wishes come true!!!!
God bless you!
A fan for life,

48 Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 23:40:07 EST
Dear Pasha,
        I think you are a great ice dancer and hope you have success in your single career.  You are a very creative person and I hope everyone gives you the respect you deserve on and off the ice.  Thanks for a great time during your amateur career and hope your pro career is just as great.  Bye.
P.S. If it isn't too much trouble and I know you are busy, but can I have your autograph? Thanks!!

47 Subject: hey I love Your skating.
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 13:00:04 EST
Hi Pasha my name is Neil xxx and I have always loved your skating since I first fell in love with skating, after the 94 Olympics.  I really miss seeing
you on TV and I am hoping that you can send me a copy of the "memorial" program from the nagano Olympics, I really loved it.  I have been searching for almost a year and I can't find it anywhere.....please, it would mean so much to me if you can send it to me.
P.S...Yu will have a great single skating career and I will always support you by watching and coming to see you when you skate in New York.  Please don't dissapoint me.

46 Subject: English Translation of the 27 FEB 98 Decree from Yeltzin
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 03:12:54 -0500
Dear Pasha, I am a big fan of yours. I live in xxx, Pennsylvania, USA.
I have been following news of you with great concern.  It seems that many
people are against you.  This hurts you very much,  but you musn't let it bother you.  Why do you care about  what ignorant people, who do not
even know you, think?.  I think you have a lot of talent, style, and personality.
 I wish you great success in your career, and in your life.  You should hold  your head up high, believe in your self,  and do what is best for you.
One  word of advice: please don't talk about the past anymore, or let your family  members or friends do it.
Who cares what happened so many years ago, when you were still a teenager?  We all make mistakes in life, and none of us would like it very much  if people  were still gossiping about things from our own pasts.  Anyhow please, take  care of yourself,  don't explain, don't apologise, and don't say anything bad  about any other skater! (No matter what they may say about you)   Be the classy lady that I know that you are.  You go girl!   Anyhow,  congratulations on your award from the Russian Federation.
  I worked very hard to translate it into English,  because I learned Russian  many years ago, and I forgot a lot.  If you get a better translation from
a  native Russian or from someone who knows more than I, oh well.  If you do use my translation on your webpage,  Please give me credit
and use my  pseudonym:  Zimte.   Thank you.
   Please find here Zimte´s  Translation

45 Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 23:11:23 -0800
Hello Pasha,
This may seem like an odd time to be asking this question, but I haven't been able to find out the answer from anyone else so I thought I might as
well try asking someone who really knows.  How did you & Evgeny meet?  In one place I read that you were teamed up so you could be a more competitive dance couple, which makes it sound like the skating federation suggested that you skate together.  Somewhere else I read that neither of your coaches wanted you to team up.  So, I'm wondering how you really met.  Was it at a competition somewhere?  Did someone suggest that you would be more competitive?  I remember reading that your partner from Juniors was injured.
Also, when did you start selecting your music for competitions?  I heard that you generally suggest the music for your programs.  Did you do that
back in 90 and 91 too, or was it later?
Did Natalia Linichuk choreograph your 96 Paso Doble?  I think it is a wonderful program.
There you go.  I'd better limit my curiosity.
ALWAYS a fan,

March 12, 1999
Thanks to Lynn, Emma and Yubileyny! They also recommend
There is a CD with "Memorial"  by Mikle Newman (I am not sure about his name´s spelling...).
Pasha´s Webmistress

44 Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 17:33:13 PST
Thanks for email :0) Appreciated. Found 'Frozen' (attached) - I found it by doing a search in AltaVista search engine:
and looked up Madonna +midi
There are a few midis to download by Madonna but I couldn't find Memorial. Who wrote the music "Memorial"? Was it Peter Gabriel? It was a
perfect choice for their skating.
Good luck with rest of page.

43 Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 14:38:48 -0500
 Let me know what night you will be on 90210. Anushka let me know about it and I am so excited to be able to see you even if you can not see me. I am so happy for you to have a role in one of the most popular tv shows. Dont forget to send me your address. After all, your birthday is on the way and you know I dont miss holidays. If I send it via Anushka it wont make it there in time. All my love.

42 Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 10:23:23 PST
Hi !
I found a midi file of "Frozen". Let me know if it worked. Can I be added to Pasha's mailing list ?
Lots of love to you all !!!

Date: Mon, 08 Mar 1999 5:39:13 GMT
Congratulation to all women! Today it is "International Women´s Day" How trist would the world look without all that beautiful Ladies?
Pasha´s Webmaster

41 Date: Mon, 08 Mar 1999 20:59:51 -0500
Pasha are you going to be skating at any pro events as a single skater in the near future, if so please let me know the dates.  It's great to
hear that you are happy with the way your career is going.
All the best to you and yours.
Cindy, Canada

40 Date: Mon, 08 Mar 1999 4:35:16 GMT
Thanks so much for sending me the mail. I know right now you are busy and I am sure it takes away from what little rest you get to take the time to answwer me. You always were that way for me in Marlboro. I always believe will be a star no matter what you decide to do. I look forward to seeing the movie. I hope you dont mind if I tape it for Anushka and Bernie. I will mail it to her. Stay well and come back to see me in Marlboro one of these days. I do miss you. If you skate in this area I will find some way to see it and if lucky will be able to see you. As they say in show business," Break a leg." All my love as always.

39 Date: Sun, 07 Mar 1999 07:27:27 PST
Hey there,
I just wanted to say I don't particularly care what Pasha does off the ice, it's what's on the ice that counts. I have enjoyed watching Pasha
skate for years. It's easy to see all the gossip-mongers over the years don't know her personally and tend to listen to hearsay more than reality. I'm sure they know deep down they aren't perfect either. Hope to see you back on my tv soon Pasha!
P.S. Sending Madonna's 'You'll See' on midi - best I could find!!

38 Date: Sun, 07 Mar 1999 09:55:49 -0800
Let me know when the movie comes out. Send me your address and telephone number. Mine is, in case you lost it. Jim XXX. It is hard to
communicate through A. and B. I do know I wish you were back in Marlboro. This place is terrible with no friends left. Besides, I always liked to look at the most beautiful girl in the world. As always, the best of luck in singles. I know you will do well. As always, all my love.

37 Date: Sat, 6 Mar 1999 18:34:25 EST
Dear Pasha,
Hi! I found your page from SkateWeb. You and Sasha make a wonderful dance team! I really like "Smooth Operator." Keep skating your very best!
Yours Truly,
P.S. Could you give me your autograph? It would be really nice If you could!
My address is:
Mary XXX, CA

I have met Robert deNiro only one time in my life. This was during work at Paris 1997. I don´t know why Usova tells such things to the public.

36Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999 12:14:36 -0100
Dear Pasha,
I am also a big fan of you - I love your skating as well as you as a person. I am curious about your real relationship with Robert deNiro.
 I have read the interview Maia Usova gave to Moskovski Komsomoletz on Januray 17, 1999. It was posted on fsworld in "Fan-Chat; Maya Usova article" on January 23.In this interview Maia tells the readers that Robert DeNiro himself fell in love with you. Is that really true? How can Maia know?  Is she good friend with him so that he told her that?
And yesterday I read on fsworld in "Fan-Chat; Compassion for Pasha" a posting from "Kittymama" which tries to convince us that you yourself where "telling folks that Robert DeNiro was madly in love with you"
( )
Besides this personal things - please go on skating!
My best wishes to you and your wonderful family who made this fan page
Ramona M.
PS: could you please send an autograph to
Ramona XXX, Austria
(link provided by Pasha´s Webmaster - hopefully it works)

35 Date: Thu, 04 Mar 1999 14:03:34 -0500
     I love you and Sasha as a team!  What's this about you splitting up?  Could you send me an autographed photo?
Please send it to:
Brooke XXX

34 Date: Thu, 04 Mar 1999 22:56:38 -0600
I'm a big fan of yours--since I first saw you skate at 1990 Worlds. I'm also making up a fan page for you, and will let know where it is as soon
as I finish! I'm the person who had the banner at World Pros, which you kindly signed for me. It was wonderful to see you skate again, although I sure miss your eligible days when I could watch you all week.
Please keep skating--you are so wonderful.

March 4th, 99
We have put some russian background music to this page. Of course we would prefer "Frozen" or "Memorial", but we have no idea how to get it as a MIDI formatted file. Can you help us ??
Thank you,
Pasha´s Webmaster

33 Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 07:04:49 +0100
Dearest Pasha and family,
I just wanted to thank you again for everything you have done and are doing for me. My life has been turned up side and down the last couple of years and many times it has been difficult to keep the fighting spirit, especially last year. But then all of a sudden you came into my life. I
really needed someone who unconditionally loved and supported me. I consider you my guardian angels sent to me by God.
As you know I'm still far from recovery right now, but as long as I know you are at my side I will go on fighting.
I like to think that God has made me go through this for a reason. If none of this had happened I would have never got to know so many wonderful
people. I have become to see you all as a part of my family. My parents are extremely grateful for what you have done for me.
Pasha, I will always love and support you no matter what happens. You have a special place in my heart. You are a beautiful person not only on the outside, but also especially on the inside. Keep fighting, I know you will achieve everything you want.
Love&God Bless&Many kisses,
Anushka& Family.

32 Date: Thu, 04 Mar 1999 12:45:51 +0000
Dear Pasha,
I really like your ice skating especially the dance you did in 1992 Olympics with Yvgeny when you placed 4th.  That routine seriously
deserved a medal.  I would like to know why your surname is spelt so many different ways?  When you first one the Olympics it was spelt one
way then since then it has changed!  By the way why did you decide your hair blonde?
Ps-I was wondering if I would be able to get an autograph please, I read about it on your fan mail page.  Thank you
Here's my address:
XXX, South Australia

31 Date: Wed, 03 Mar 1999 19:17:50 PST
Dear Pasha
Hi, this is Satomi from PA.  Thanks a lot for your comment on your web page about  my letter. I'm very excited that you replied to me!
It was the first time I wrote a fan letter to someone.  Thank god my idol is fan-friendly!

March 3rd, 99 I am so happy to get your mail, it gives me power. Sorry, it takes some time to send the autographs. I was busy last days, but next days you´ll get them. On March 1st I did my debut as single skater in a TV-movie "Girl from Beverly Hills" that´s where I live. I wsa so happy to do it and I was so excited how it was going. The music was "Frozen", from the last performance with Platov. When I saw the standing ovations after my performance, I was close to crying from happiness. Of course I did all my best even some jumps. You will be informed when it will be on TV.

Some more answers to your questions:

  • Jim, please give my kisses to your sweetheart Suzanna and thank you for your Xmas card
  • I will continue my training at ice-chalet in Panorama city
  • My Snoopy and Vanya are happy
  • The greatest moment in my career was probably in Nagano
  • I started skating with Zhulin because I did not want to break up other couples

Subject: Sunshine from Portugal !
30 Date: Wed, 03 Mar 1999 02:58:16 PST
  I wanted to write to you many times but I always thought , you must get so many letters what difference will mine do , so I never wrote .
 Now I read on FSWurld that you are feeling really sad and that you need your fans to support you , so , this time , I thought that maybe it
would be a good occasion because I am such a big fan .
 Let me start by saying who am I . I'm a 20 year old girl from Portugal and I became your fan when I first saw you in the Euro94 , my admiration
for you was so big and it grew with time .  Everytime I had a tough time at school , in Gymnastics (I practice mini-trampoline) or in life I thought about the strengh you had , to be hable to compete so well and give the world so many happy momments .
 God , I jumped on the sofa so many times when you wan or just for any of your performances . And in the finals I was always so nervous for you
I could feel butterflies in my stomach . All of this just to say , you have given me , and so many other people , such wonderful momments , I
certainly give you all my support in the good and the bad times .
  You have the right to be sad . Go ahead and cry , but always remember to lift your head in the end . You must believe in your self and look
around for your true friends . As for the others , forget them .
 I want to share something with you (that I never told anyone) , I had a depression when I was just 13 (because of some "friends" who weren't
really my friends), I know what it is to cry for hours , to feel meiserable , see no future , and think that to end it all would be a
solution . With me , after some monthes , I did a lot of thinking , and I reached the conclusion that if I was going to do something so radical
I should first try all my options , even the most crazy ones , building  a new life from the beginning for instance .
 Off course I didn't do anything like that because I was 13 but I did change friends (not easy , believe me). Those other people became
indiferent to me , and ,some monthes after ,one of them (who had been my best friend for years) came back (because the others had donne the same to her). I could have said , go away , now you'll be alone like I was , but I didn't , I said , sure you can be with our group , no problem (off
course I never trusted her again) , that's when I realized that I had "won" , because I had the power to do the same she had donne to me but I
showed that I'm a better person than that.
 All of this just to say to you that the unexpected happens and that sadness doesn't last forever . Another advice is : Hapiness is in the
small things in life , not necessarily in medals , interviews on tv , Oscars , high life . Hapiness is : being yourself and knowing that
others like who you are , having fun with friends , sharing your feelings with others , travelling , jumping aroung when you hear you
favourite music :-)
 Please don't say you have no future . You have so many possibilities , people at FSWurld have given many good ideas : single skating ,
commentating , coaching ...
If you commentate for Eurosport I will be jumping on my sofa again :).
 Important : your image . The media hasn't donne you any favours , but you must learn to deal with them . This is my omn humble opinion , try
to give the image of a calm and sweet person , (maybe you should just be your true self , I've heard that you're really sweet). I think that the
"enfant terrible"(as you were called by the press) clearly didn't work , because people endeed up thinking that you were selfish and crazy , like
hollywood stars , most of the public doesn't like that , they want their role models to be a bit more down to earth .(I did like you stile better
before 98 , but that's just my opinion ).
 It's not easy to get out of sadness , but I'll tell you what helps : Did you know that both sunshine and physical exercise activate a
substance in the brain that makes you feel happy ?! It's true , I know that because I study Biology at University . So , even if you don't feel
like it ,you should try it , L.A. is quite a sunny place , so go for a walk .Don't isolate , call your friends .
  I also think that you should stay out of the internet for a while , people say such stupid things around here ! I'm sure that it can influence your opinion of your self , but this people don't even know you ,they just have too much free time ,  so don't let that happen . Trust your self for what you are and what your real friends think about you .
 One other thing , if you think about changing something , why don't you come to Europe , people here love you and admire you , even if they
didn't they wouldn't be so unpolite (to say the least) , as Americans are , we in Europe have a bit more stile :-)
 Now I'll say good-bye . I just want to say that , what ever you do with your future my admiration won't end . I'm not the kind of person that
wrights to stars or hunt for authographs but I do recognize amazing sport and art when I see it .
  I wish you all the luck in the world !!!
  SMILE !!!

29 Date: Tue, 02 Mar 1999 20:37:04 -0700
I read some of the negative things is those letters from that girl and I wonder why people say things like that on a "fan page"Anyhow,just wanted
to say that I wish you all the luck in whatever you do now.You are so talented I am sure you can do anything you want!!Take care and all the

28 Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1999 15:29:48 EST
What a surprise it was for me to find your site on the web.  I thought your performance at the Nagano Olympics was orignial, powerful and beautiful and I have a huge respect for your talent.   I have enjoyed browsing your site and hope you will appreciate some candid advice.
Sometimes you have to "play the game".  When you just tell a story, trying to sound like an innocent victim (which you may or may not be) you end up sounding defensive and unbelievable.  The fact is, it's really no ones business.  What happened happened a long time ago and it was private and it's over.  When your family prints that Zhulin was a stalker, he lied and then he basically left you, I have to wonder if he is such an ass, why are you partnered with him now?  Please don't misunderstand me, I am on your side.  I want you to continue skating in dance (or singles if you have jumps) because I would love to watch you perform live.  However I think that it's a "cultural thing" that your team just spews out sentences directly that do not sound cohesive and end up sounding like they are trying to make you out to be an innocent and no one will believe that.  To get in favor with the public again, you need to stop skating to only suggestive sexy music (I know...bummer) and take advantage of your powerful, dramatic side.  I read your story on Zhulin thinking, "I could write this so much better, where sympathy would be on your side".  Americans have a way of playing the public and pulling the right heartstrings.  Look at Clinton!!!   If you are interested in having me rewrite this (Americanized) I would love to!
Anyways, the reason I wanted to write is to ask for autographed pictures for myself, and my boyfriends daughter Kimberly who is also a big fan.  If this is possible, could you please mail to:
Anna xxx, CA
Thank you for your time and GOOD LUCK!!!!!  Hope to see you skating soon (either with Zhulin or alone).  Champions on Ice is coming to LA in June.  Any chance of you joining the show!!!!

27 Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1999 17:13:54 EST
Dear Pasha,
    I have been a figure skating fan for a long time and I just want to tell you that I think you're the best female ice dancer in the world! Your
performances are always so exciting!  My son is a big fan of yours too.  A couple of years ago we met you during the Tom Collins Tour and I was really impressed with how you took time to talk to us and all your fans.  I know that you must have been very tired after your performance so it was really kind of you to stop for pictures and autographs.  You are a very caring person.     I just read on your page that you are going to be trying out single skating.  Do you have any performances lined up yet?  I am really looking forward to seeing you skate singles.
                Your Fan Suzanne

  My dear friends, thank you so very much for all your wonderful e-mails and e-cards! Dearest Anushka&Norbert, thank you very much for your great website. Jim, you are one of my bigest friend and I am proud of you! Sharon, glad to hear from you more.

24 Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 21:26:51 GMT
Subject: Hello
Hello my dear friend. I got this address from Anushka and wanted to see how you are doing. I wanted to know I miss your friendship very much in Marlboro. You were the about the only one that had anything to do with me. For this I wanted to get the chance to thank you in person but I never had the chance. I hope you got the card I sent to Germany. I wanted to make sure I rememberd you. I also can only hope that you remember me as one of the good memories of Marlboro. You know me, the funny, short, fat guy that always wore the baseball cap that did not dress too well. I tried real hard to make you laugh. I hope sometimes I was able to. I wanted somehow to show you I was a real friend and
to make you somehow get away from the stress that must be at your level. Really, I am not as dumb as I looked and acted. Your smile made it worthwhile. I hope someday to make you laugh again. Of course, always on purpose. But, you must remember that you did much to make me happy. You always had time for me, even if I was not rich, or could not even skate. You always respected me because you new I worked hard for my daughter Suzanna to skate. Drop me a line, send a picture and a hug sometime. You had my address but if you lost it in the fire it is. Jim XXX. If you are ever this way and want to talk my work number is (508)XXX. My home number is XXX. Take good care of yourself and I wish you love, success, and happiness always. Always your friend.

23 Date: Mon, 01 Mar 1999 03:55:12 +0000
My name is Sharon and I am the same age as you, I have been an ice dance fan since 1982 [I am British, so you don't need to ask why!]
I am wondering really why I am writing this to you as there has been SO much misinformation on the internet about you in the past, I am
sceptical about whether you actually endorse this site or not. I read on FSWurld, that you were feeling depressed, that is pretty rough
for you, though you have had a bit of a nightmare time since Nagano, I can see why....I have had bad times in my life in the past, though they
were never played out in the public eye like your troubles. So please know that I wish you all the best, I assume that we will see
you at Worlds as a spectator? You looked GREAT at Europeans by the way, my husband is a little bit in love with's only fair!
Enjoy yourself Pasha..let go of the past, why not join a tour? I'd love to see you skate with Candeloro!
Give my new favourite ice-dance team [it was always close!] Annisinna and Peizerat a cheer from me in Helsinki and I hope to see you on the TV
looking like a KNOCKOUT there! I was hoping to go myself, but........stuff happens!
Best Wishes

22 Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1999 22:24:54 EST
We, Norbert and Anushka, have made a new Pasha site. Why????????? Because we LOVE Pasha.
We started doing this three weeks ago it started out as a joke, but it became more and more serious and this is the result:
We have had lots of fun making this page, we hope you will like it, just take a look!
Norbert and Anushka.

21 Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1999 22:24:54 EST
Hi Pasha!
 So glad I found your page!  Found it on Skate Web.  I have many questions for you, but I know how busy you must be.  So I'll try to keep them
to a minimum.  First off though, I want to say how much I enjoy your skating. I also admire you very much.  I know first hand what it is like for people to judge you without knowing who you are as a person, and merely listening to other people's words.  I congratulate you on still striving for your dreams, no matter what people say.  You will show them all!  :-)
Anyways, I wondered what you felt has been the greatest moment in  your skating career?  Also, if there'd a favorite song of yours that you haven't skated to yet, but would like to?
Well I've taken up enough of your time.  I (like many others!) would love an autographed picture, but again I know how busy you must be.  Just having you read this email is a thrill to me.  :-)  Thank you for sharing your incredible gifts with us, and I wish you all the success in the world!  Keep reaching for the stars, Pasha!

20 Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 13:33:56 -0800
I guess Anuskha or Bernie gave you my e mail address. I thank both of them because they know Pasha was a good friend in Marlboro. Thanks very much for letting me know about the site. I miss Pasha very much since she left Marlboro. I hope she got the christmas card I sent to her
mother's house in Germany. May she have great success. I hope to see her again some day if she skates in the Boston area.
Again. Thanks. Jim

19 Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 12:28:44 -0500
Dear Pasha,
I read the message that Bernie posted from you on FSWurld and was deeply saddened.  I hope and pray that you feel better soon.  You may hear too many bad things from your detractors, but that is because they are louder than your many, many fans.  I know from reading FSW that you have several friends that would do anything for you and I hope you lean on them at this time.  Your message on the board said that you wanted advice so I will give some:
1.  Don't speak about your sadness to the press.  They will twist what you say to ridicule you.
2.  Speak only positive things publicly about Usova, your former partners, and their current partners and wives.  I am sure that this is very
difficult of some of them say negative things about you, but the press wants a scapegoat in the whole mess and they are trying to pin the blame
all on you.  I don't know why they do this--perhaps you are a less pitiful figure than others and they like to try and tear down obviously strong
women.   Anyway, if someone presses the issue about Usova, say something along the lines of "I was young and made a mistake and I regret that my actions hurt people.  I am happy to see that Usova and Platov are doing well"  and leave it at that.  Your true fans know that other people were as much or more at fault than you, but the press isn't going to listen to that.

As far as your future goes, you can do anything you want!  You have proven time and again that you are strong, determined, smart, and talented.  If you follow your heart, I am sure that you will be a success.  For example:
1.  You can skate with another partner.  There must be ice dancers all over the world that would die to have a chance to skate with you!
2.  You can skate as a single.  You have such presence on the ice that you would be fine by yourself.  And if you still have some jumps, you would be a hit!  If you decide to keep skating, your numerous fans will be absolutely delighted!
3.  You can choreograph.  I would love to see the programs that you would create!
4.  You can coach.  And if you were to coach in Southeast Virginia, I would be the first to sign up, though I doubt a 26 year old beginner who isn't
naturally athletic  (I'm an engineer) would be much fun for you to coach. But I try!
5. You could work as a commentator.
6.  You can do ANYTHING!  I would be selfishly sad to not see you skate, but if something else would make you happy, I would be happy for you.  And so would your other fans.  You are smart and still young, you can go to school here in the US if you wanted and be anything you want to be.
Gosh, I realized when I said you are young, that you are 1 year older than me and we ARE young.   We can do anything we want if we put our minds to it.  Everything you said in your message reminded me of things I have said at times and things friends of mine have said.  We have gotten through the tough times by sticking by each other and boosting each other's confidence.
We girls have to stick together!
I hope I could cheer you up a little.  If I ever met you, I would want to give you a big hug and let you know how wonderful you are.  If you ever
want to visit Southeast Virginia, I would do just that!


25.2.99 Pasha´s webmaster:
Some hacker intruded Pasha´s eMail account ! So if anyone received a suspicious  eMail from within the last two days regard it as being not from Pasha or us but from that person. Please foreward those eMails to us! In between we changed our password to a safer one (hopefully...). We are sorry for people doing such things.

18 Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 14:13:27 EST
Dear Pasha,
I don't know if you'll remember me, but my husband and I were introduced to you by Angela at the World Pros in Washington, DC. We really appreciate it that you took the time to meet with us. That was so sweet of you to come over to our table in the nightclub. Getting to meet you was the highlight of our trip, and something we'll never forget!  We're really looking forward to seeing your skating in the future, whether
it's with a partner or in singles.
Don't let any of the negativity get to you- you have family, friends, and fans who care about you and wish you the best!
-Marie & Joe G.

Subject: Iceoplex
17 Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 19:42:42 -0800 (PST)
Hi Pasha,
My name is Karen I am an adult skater.  I am envious of your back bending knee slide lunge in You'll see, I have nearly killed myself
trying to copy it.  I heard a rumor that you plan on skating at my home rink Iceoplex in North Hills, (Ilia's rink) If that is true, one day I
would love to go on the ice with you and have you show me that lunge.... Is the rumor true????
Hoping so, Good luck with your single skating career, I think you will
do great.

24.2.99 Thank you Liz, after the fruitless discussions on fsworld from the past months I had been already waiting for this question.   I feel that cause and effect got mixed up in this story. I and Evgeny were always friends, therefore we have done such a great success in our skating carrier. So I  am going to write down my version in my book. But I am not going to make it an endless arguing also on this board.

No 16 - Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 23:57:09 -0800

Please help me understand what happened between you, Evgeny and Maya. How could Maya does that to you, another skater? She knows exactly that it's unpossible to make the other one couple the same level as you and Evgeny was. She knows that her skating carrier is over and she can not skate any more. I think she did it only from jealous. She wanted to brake up the best couple the world and I am sure, she will leave Evgeny alone.

No 15 - Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 13:29:44 PST
Congratulations on all of your successes!!!
        I have recently become a fan of your's and keep asking myself why I wasn't a fan before.  I have always followed Alexander Zhulin's
skating and since I saw the two of you skate at the Jefferson Pilot Pro competition I am a huge fan!  My favorite program that you have done
with Alexander Zhulin is your Enigma program followed by "Smooth  Operator".  Speaking of that, I have read so many different reports on
whether or not Pasha & Sasha are still a team, please give me an answer  that I will totally believe.  I don't know what to believe.
         How can I send you a fan letter and possibly receive an  autographed picture back?  Also, would you happen to know where I can
write Alexander Zhulin for an autograph?  I hope that you can send me an address or two.
         By the way, I found your webpage through Yahoo! and the  SkateWeb site.  I wouldn't change anything about your site except to add
more pictures of Pasha skating with both Evgeny and Sasha.  Please add  my email address to your mailing list.

Congratulations and Thank You for making ice dancing enjoyable...

I am an ice-dancer. I have learned this discipline all my life. As you know my partner Evgeny Platov left me last year. After that I was trying with Zhulin, but he couldn´t do his training during the last two months because of his back problems. But my life is on the ice. So I would like to try to open the new discipline as ice-dancing single. We have to see if the audience likes it.

No 14 - Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 16:53:30 -0800 (PST)
I'm from Ontario, Canada. I saw you and Sasha skate on the Elvis tour on TV and I really liked your programs.
Are you planning on being a singles skaters? What jumps can you do?
Please write back,

No 13 - Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 11:46:52 -0800
Hello I wrote you a letter in the mail earlier, but it had to travel clear to Germany, & I know you must have received tons of mail after the Olympics
so I wanted to write you again when your new webpage came up.  I think you are an amazing dancer.  I am from the U.S. and I first really started to watch you & Evgeny skate during the 1994 European Championships.  I have cheered for you ever since.  You were always both so amazing.  After  watching you, dance has become my favorite part of figure skating.  I really started to appreciate all of the teams after following you in dance for a  few years.  I think you have done a lot for the sport, and I will miss seeing you at Worlds this year!  Good luck in the future, and I hope we will see a lot more of you on the ice.  Oh, and tell Snoopy & Vanya hello for me!
Thank you for all the wonderful programs, exciting competitions, and special moments,

No 12 - Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 13:28:33 -0500
I just wanted to say hello and tell you that I support you 100% in anything you decide to do with regards to skating!! :)  I love to watch you skate, and I am so bummed that you and Sasha can't skate together anymore. :(  I thought you guys were hot when you skated to "Smooth Operator"!  That is a great routine!!
I think you are wonderful. You admit when you make mistakes, but you don't let your mistakes affect your professionalism or how you treat your fans.  I didn't get to see you backstage at COI in Chicago, but I would have loved to have gotten your autograph! I am a 37 year old mom in Georgia, who drove all the way to Chicago to see you guys!! :)  My mom thinks you are so special, she loves your skating too, and my 42 year old brother says you are "HOT!" HA HA HA!!
 Just know that there are tons of American fans that love you, and want to see YOU skate!!!  Singles or dance, it doesn't matter!!  You go girl!!   I will be one rooting for you, whatever you choose to do!
 If you could, I would LOVE an autographed photo of you, Pasha!!!  You are wonderful in how you care about your fans!!  We care about you too!!!
 Thanks so much for all the skating enjoyment you have given me!!!

22.2.99 We will send an autographed picture to Bradley and Kelly right away ! Thank you for your eMails. I loved them !

 No 11 - Subject: Your possible singles career
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 16:40:29 -0500

I was thinking that if you want to go the singles route there is a piece of music that I think would be great to put an ice skating routine to. It's by
No Doubt and is called "I'm just a Girl". I think that it would suit your transition into singles well. Listen to the lyrics, it's about a girl that is fed up being told that she needs to have a man with her or by her side. The music is also very fast and spunky and I can envision you in a cute outfit skating to it. Maybe you can start out wearing a pink skirt with a ribbon in your hair (if you listen to some of the first lyrics - she rips the ribbon off her eyes in the beginning) - then maybe you can throw the skirt off and have hot pink shorts on underneath. Anyway I think that you should really look into it, I'd love to see you do it. You are my favorite skater, my kitty is even named Pasha!!!
"It's always darkest, before it turns completely black..."

No 10 - Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 11:19:25 -0500

Dear Ms. Grishuk:
Congrats on finally getting your own official webpage, it looks like your webmasters are doing a GREAT job!!  I was so impressed by your "Frozen" program on tour last year, I went right out and bought the CD!! I don't think it matters who you skate with, you will ALWAYS be the greatest Ice Dancer in the history of skating, and I can't wait to see you perform again!!! I had sent you a couple fan letters previously, requesting an autographed picture, but never received a reply - is there any way that I could receive a personally autographed picture please?  My name & address is:
Bradley xxx, OHio
Thank you again so much for being such a beautiful, bright light in the world of skating - You're the best!!
Warmest Regards,
(Thank You Bradley - Pasha´s Webmaster )

No 9 - Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 14:19:07 -0700
Hi,thank you for the answer to my e-mail.I would love an autographed picture,and so here is my address.(Please don't put this  on the
 Kelly xxx,Canada
Thanks for your time,I am not usually intrested in autographs but when I was a little girl I went to Worlds and you were my favourite skater.When
I started to dance I wanted to be like you.I think you are by far the most talented female dancer.All the best in the future,and I hope to see
you dance again!It would be a shame if you didn't.

No 8 - Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 20:18:25 EST
Dear Pasha,
        I just want you to know that I love your skating! I think that you and Evgeny were amazing together, but you can succeed at whatever you do!
I wish you the best in singles skating, and in ice dance if you continue.
I have one question.  Do you have an official fan club? Thanks!

No 7 - 21.2.99
Dear Pasha,

I was really trilled that you give an e-mail so we all can writte to you. I'm a seventeen years old girl is one of the biggest skating fan in
the world....I'm sure you already heard this one :).I'm from Quebec, Canada. I'm writting to tell you that I appreciate your skating so
much!!! Sasha and you ROCKS!

Hey!!! At approximately the same date I'm writting to you, you won the second Olympic gold medal in your career. CONGRATS !!! I'm not a huge
fan of skating for a long time, and not very knowledgeble compare to other fan, but I'm learning.I love everything from that sport. I love to
try to guess what skaters feel when performing ...sometimes it's weird!!! But I appreciate every skaters work...You guys are working so
hard!!!! Sincerely!!!! I'm not a skater, but I missed my goal, because I would have loved it. How is it on a dayly basis?
I'm doing dance, tough!!

I wish you all the best in the future and I'm really happy to have writte this letter to you!!!

P.S. Is there a snail mail where I can get an autigraphed picture of

We will provide a high resolution autographed picture for download within the next days on Pasha´s homepage. To get an autographed original photography eMail us your address - we will send you one! (Of course we will not publish your address on this board...). 
Also a new Address for Fan Mail will be available within a few weeks...

No6 - 21.2.99
Hi Pasha, it's Stephanie and Rob! We hope that you actually read this mail! We tried to get in touch with you at nationals but we always missed you and couldn't find your name at any of the hotels. We miss you and really want to talk to you but we lost your home number and your cell phone still isn't working. Please call us as soon as you can. That would be fabulous!! Can you imagine!!!!
                         Love Ya-
                       Stephanie, Rob, Tiffany, Tango,Tony and NoName


No 5 - 20.2.1999
Dear Pasha,

Hi.  My name is Carianna.  I got your email address off of your webpage. I hope you don't mind.  I just wanted to write and tell you some things.

First of all I think you are SO talented and just a mesmerizing person to watch on the ice.  You are beautiful and so is your skating.
I have heard that you might not skate with Sasha anymore.  I just want to tell you PLEASE don't quit skating altogether.
You are such an inspiration to me when I see how you have had hard times and overcome them.
I would not even want to be a fan of figure skating anymore it you weren't involved.
I have heard that you were thinking of becoming a singles skater I think that is a good idea.
I know you could succeed at anything you put your mind to because you are a strong and talented person and a hard worker.

Secondly, I have never had the pleasure of meeting you but I have heard so many stories about how kind you are.
I just want to say that I think it is terrible how the media has given you a bad image.
I have written letters to some of the broadcasting companies about this.  Especially about at World Pros.  That was uncalled for.
Please don't pay any attention to those people they don't know anything about you obviously.
I think you are a great kind person and if anyone says otherwise I refuse to listen to them.

In closing I would like to say that I very much admire you and I consider you a role model for myself.
Please keep skating and don't ever let things people say about you get you down.
They are only saying such things because they are jealous of you.

If you don't write back I will understand because I am sure you are very busy.
Good luck Pasha and keep your chin up!

Your devoted fan

Dear Neil,
dear Kelly,
I am glad you like my skating and I promiss you to do for you and for all my fans much more on the ice.
Dear Lisa Shell,
I'm sorry, but the rumors are true. Anyway I'm trying to keep my form and I'll be on the ice.
Dear Satomi,
thank you very much for you beautiful letter. Give my best regards to my friend Yuko. I am fighting to be on the ice and I would like to come to Japan specially for you, for Yuko and for all my fans.
Sorry I could not come to Japan Open, but you know why.
I wish you succes in your study. It was also not easy for me to learn English, but I'm sure you will make it.
I wish you all the best. I'll be glad to hear more from you.


No4 - 20.2.1999
Hi pasha
     I have alwyas been a skating fan of your and i love you style your
elogance and your possion fo skating.  I wish that you and your new partner
grow well together and that you return to amateur skating and show Angelika
and Oleg that they are not all that.  sorry but i miss your skating a lot.


No3 - 20.2.1999
Hi Pasha,
I am writing to you from Calgary Canada.I used to skate Junior
Dance.Just wanted to tell you that you are a great ice dancer and I
really enjoyed seeing you skate at the Elvis Tour Of Champions when it
was here.Are you going to be in Stars On ice??I have only seen you skate
live one other time at the 1990 Worlds.
Keep up the great work and hope to hear from you.
Take care,Kelly

No2 - 19.2.99
I don't know if the rumors are true, but I have heard that the partnership
with Sasha Zhulin is uncertain due to his back problems.  I hope that his
health improves or, if it doesn't, that you find a wonderful new partner or
skate on your own!  Ice dance judging confuses me and I admit that I don't
watch very much of it, but I always watch when you skate because your
performances are so enjoyable.  I look forward to watching your next
skating adventure and hope someday to see you perform live!
Good luck,
Lisa Shell

No1 - 19.2.1999
Dear Pasha,

Hi, my name is Satomi. I'm a 23-year-old Japanese girl studying in a
college in Mansfield, Pennsylvania.

 I've been your ardent fan since I watched your "Arabian Passion" on TV.
It was Japan Open, I think. You were on the beautiful blue outfit, and
skated so good. A friend of mine says she likes red one better, and it
might fit in with you better  because red is the color of passion,  your
nature. Wow, sounds like a guy is writing to you. But I'm a girl. ; ) I
like blue one better just because it made your performance look slicker
and quicker. This is my best dance so far. (I like your tango as well)

 I used to like pair skating better, but now I love ice dancing best
because of your fantastic skating.

I saw your web site some time ago. I like it!  A friend of mine in Japan
told me about your pages. Her name's Yuko. You know her, don't
you? I hear you told her you've got your web site by e-mail. She and I
were planning to give you a present at Japan Open, but you couldn't make
it. When will you skate in public again? Is Sasha all right?

It's just like you that you don't tell your ranks of the competitions
you didn't get gold medal in the biography page. If you put the ranks,
we can trace your records and see how you and Evgeny improved your
skatings year after year....but it's OK. I like your way.

In speaking of your biography, when will you publish "Pasha with Love"?
I'm dying of reading it!

Well, I have to go to class. I'm studying computer science in college.
The classes are very hard for me, because I have difficulty hearing
English. (I guess you went through the same thing.) I'm under
pressure...but when I watch the excellent performances by my favorite
skaters, particulary you, you make my day. I hope I will watch your
dance soon.

Thanks for reading my long letter. I'm looking forward to hear from you



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