H o w i t a l l b e g a n
Pasha was born on March 17th, 1972 in Odessa, Ukraine (former USSR). At age 2, she was already an artist, copying some ice dance moves from ballets she watched on TV.
first, the teacher refused to take Pasha in the club: the season
had already began, Pasha was too young, the club didn't have skates
small enough for her feet... but Pasha was so determined that the teacher
had to give in and finally let her go on the ice. She discovered that
the little girl was very talented and accepted her to take lessons in
the club with the other children. Very soon, Pasha was shown as an example
to the other young skaters of the club.
At that time, Pasha was skating as a single. When she reached age 10, she was asked to skate at Dnieprodzerjinsvk (a town located about 400km far from Odessa) ice rink for Brejnev's jubilee. Pasha made such a great impression upon the president of USSR that he asked her to skate again and she improvised a routine that was even nicer than the first one.