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Yevgeny Plushenko
The three-time Olympic medalist was named as the lone men's singles skater after months and months of (dramatic) speculation. The 2006 Olympic champion has skated just once this season: at a small event in Latvia in November, which he won. He was nominated over teenager Maksim Kovtun, who had beaten him at the Russian National Championships in December.
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Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov
Volosozhar and Trankov are the top-ranked pairs team in the world, and are Russia's best bet for a gold in Sochi in an individual event. The duo is the reigning world and European champions, though they were second to Germans Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy at the Grand Prix Final in December.
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Yulia Lipnitskaya
At the age of 15, Lipnitskaya has had a breakout season, winning two gold medals on the Grand Prix circuit, taking silver at the Grand Prix Final and becoming the youngest-ever European Championships winner in January, beating out a veteran field. Lipnitksaya also captured the World Junior Championships in 2012.
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Adelina Sotnikova
Known as the face of Russian skating, Sotnikova is a four-time national champion after winning again in December. She has captured the silver medal at the European Championships the last two years, most recently behind Lipnitskaya. At 17, she's the "older" skater in a group of teenage Russians that have made a splash on the international stage.
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Yekaterina Bobrova and Dmitry Soloviyev
In ice dancing, Russia will look for a medal from Bobrova and Soloviyev, who are reigning and three-time national champions and won bronze at the 2013 World Championships.
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