Evgeni Plushenko was born in Sunny Khabarovsk Krai. When he was 3 years old , the family moved to Volgograd. At the age of 4 years started skating , which introduced him to his mother , Tatyana Plushenko. Due to the closure of the Volgograd ice arena in which trained Eugene , he had 11 years without parents to move to St. Petersburg, mother followed later. Father Victor Plushenko , carpenter by profession, and sister Helen remained in Volgograd.
In 1998 Plushenko finished secondary school number 91 of the Petrograd district of St. Petersburg .
Since 1994, Plushenko - student Youth figure skating in St. Petersburg .
In 2000 Plushenko enrolled in 2005 graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Physical Culture Lesgaft .
Since 2004 - the student - externae Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management , St. Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics .
Plushenko became coach Alexei Mishin . Convinced of the talent Eugene, he was for three years, paid his St. Petersburg apartment , while Plushenko trained group with Alexei Urmanov and Alexei Yagudin . The latter became his long-term rival , especially after his move to the outstanding coach Tatiana Tarasova . Competition between Plushenko and Yagudin stopped after leaving the last of the sport due to injury . Since then, the main rival Plushenko became Brian Joubert of France.
Evgeni Plushenko was the first skater in history , shows a combination of a quadruple toe loop - triple toe loop - triple loop ( at the Cup of Russia in 2002) , the first among men performed rotation Biellmann cascade triple axel - triple flip - Euler (2001 ), etc.