RIP: Sergei Grinkov

RIP: Sergei Grinkov

Post by Ruth » Thu, 23 Nov 1995 04:00:00


Trudi,
I agree with everything you said about Katya & Sergei.  Your words d
 
 
 

RIP: Sergei Grinkov

Post by Ruth » Thu, 23 Nov 1995 04:00:00

Trudi,
I agree with everything you said about Katya & Sergei.  Your words moved me
to tears.  I can't believe Sergei is gone.

I was in the Soviet Union on a college tour in November & December of 1989.  
I remember thinking that it would be great to see Gordeeva & Grinkov while I
was in Moscow.  I know it was a silly dream, but I was hoping anyway.  (I
never did see them while I was there.)  

A couple of years later I saw "Stars on Ice" in St. Louis.  I spoke to Katya
after the show.  She was so nice, so polite.  I was honored to meet her.  I
remember that Sergei stood right next to her, but he never said a word.  I
wondered if he knew English.  

I can remember seeing parts on Katya & Sergei's Russian Orthodox wedding
ceremony video during a skating show on t.v.  It was beautiful.  They both
looked so happy.  I too am Russian Orthodox, and it felt wonderful to see
their Orthodox wedding.  I never imagined that in just a few years I would
be crying tears of sorrow for them.

I will always cherish my memories of Katya & Sergei.  I hope that Katya is
able to find strength and comfort in her memories.  Whatever she chooses to
do with her future, I hope that she finds happiness again.  I hope she knows
how much her family, friends, and skating fans around the world care about
her and Daria.

God bless you, Sergei, and may God watch over Katya & Daria.

-Ruth