|Instances 2017 Russian Figure Skating Championships|
The Russian Figure Skating Championships (Russian: Чемпионат России по фигурному катанию) are a figure skating national championship held annually to determine the national champions of Russia. Medals are awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing on the senior level. The senior competition is typically held in December or January. The junior national competition is held separately, generally in January or February.
The first Russian national competition was held on 5 March 1878 in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire. It was won by V. I. Sreznevski. Official championships were held annually beginning in 1897. Aleksandr Panshin became the first official Russian national champion and won the event three more times until 1900. From 1924 to 1992, Russian skaters competed at the Soviet Championships. The Russian event returned in 1993.