The President said, in particular, in his message:
“You are an outstanding coach and mentor, a talented person completely devoted to your work. You have continued in worthy fashion the fine traditions of a legendary dynasty and written unique pages in the history of Russian and world sport. You raised an entire brilliant constellation of true champions and victors, who have brought glory to our country in competitions at the highest level, and given millions of figure skating fans unforgettable moments of triumph and elation.”
Tatyana Tarasova, the daughter of renowned hockey coach Anatoly Tarasov, is the most successful coach in figure skating. The skaters she trained have won seven Olympic Games, as well as 43 gold medals at world championships.