Yuko Kavaguti y Alexander Smirnov, arrive to St. Petersburg yesterday from Vancouver, ready to prepare for the worlds in Turin, the young Russian pair, have been forbidden to speak with the press, and according to Sasha's mother has in an interview on a website, Tamara Moskvina, still crushing them by failure happened in Vancouver, and almost give they a death sentence, especially to Yuko, who has been the most affected by what happened in Vancouver. according Tatiana Smirnova, Alexander's mother, the federation instead of supporting them, they will be punished and they will reduce the salary. and besides, they feel very bad, too sad and depressed, as Tamara still blame them, that Russia lost the gold in pairs, for the first time since 1964.
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I think Tamara is being very unfair, they did everything that was on their side. come on, already saw that Russia would lose the gold in pairs, and that's happened since Totmianina and Marinin, retire in 2006, russia did not have even one good pair to compete. rather than the Russian Federation, congratulated them, for having been positioned in such a short time together as pair in the top five, humiliate and despise, the failure was not of them, was of the Russian federation, for not supporting to the young promises and believe that Totmianina and Marinin, last for ever. As Tatiana Totmianina said, Russia should support the sport again, if they want to get back in number one.