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    Ekaterina Bobrova & Dmitri Soloviev switch to Zhulin

    According to this Russian article, Bobrova & Soiev are going to Zhulin as well as Maria Monka & Kirill Khaliavin
    http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/vellena/post215900978/

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    If Vaytsekhovskaya is right, it's great news. The B/S have good technic but they need somebosy with taste to do choreo for them and watch what they are wearing. Zhilin can indeed produce good programs and even N/K's costumes weren't that tacky.
    Oh, and a fight between B/S and I/K would get interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redstone View Post
    Oh, and a fight between B/S and I/K would get interesting
    Yes indeed.
    It would also be interesting if a re-packaged Monka & Khaliavin come out with all guns blazing.
    With R&T moving to Spilband and these 2 couples with Zhulin, Elena & Nikitia have just got themselves some real competition,
    the fight for the top 3 Russian places just got very hot.
    Bring on Sochi!!!!
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    And now, the Russians will have medalists in ice dance at Soch

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    And now, the Russians will have medalists in ice dance at Soch
    Now I worry for Natalie et Fabian!!

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    great now I hope Viktoria and Ruslan follow B/S and M/K
    they have the best potential of all the russian ice dancers and it will be a waste if Kustarova will just trash them up.

    FREE Viktoria and Ruslan !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattieu View Post
    the fight for the top 3 Russian places just got very hot.
    Bring on Sochi!!!!
    And that looks like the best thing that happened to the Ru!ice dance in last 6 years, because the internal rivalry should finally shake that sleepy swamp of the senior ice dance.

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    Wow! This is fabulous news. Now we've got a horse race. I hadn't heard about R/T going to Spilband, and I hope it's true. Their lack of speed has been holding them back, IMO, and thats bound to be addressed.

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    Bobrova and Soloviev updated an article today to say that this is just a rumour and isn't true!!
    http://rsport.ru/figure_skating/20120415/591761386.html

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    Bobrova/Soloviev and Zhulin, have all denied the article is true in the following article updated today.
    http://rsport.ru/figure_skating/20120415/591761386.htmlhttp://rsport.ru/figure_skating/20120415/591761386.html

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    Dang it...hopes dashed again. Zhulin showed how entertaining he can be with the Azerbaijani couple, and I was imagining B/S doing something like that. Please, Skate Gods, let it be true about R/T, at least.

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    And now, the Russians won't have medalists. Well, they might.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaginaryPogue View Post
    And now, the Russians will have medalists in ice dance at Soch
    LOL they might but it sure as heck wont be Bobrova & Soloviev. IF they do end up going to Zhulin it will only accelerate their decline. Zhulin is not a good coach and has been out of favor with the Russian fed. for several years now. By Sochi I predict them to be in danger of not even making their own Olympic team. Regardless what they do though they are in trouble now.

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    Heh. Honestly, I don't think they're gonna be THAT far off the pack. The big three Russian teams all struggle with levels. B/S still have higher PCS than I/K and R/T. Zhulin's great for teaching technique and that would've improved B/S. Great technique means stronger chance of levels, and that alone could've made the difference for them, along with more strongly accepted programs. Sinitsina/Zhiganshin are riding a huge wave of hype, but that's all it is. Monko/Khaliavin are question marks after missing last season.

    Anyway, I think B/S at Zhulin, I/K with Morosov and R/T at Shpilband/Zoueva (still a question mark), Russian dance would've been less insular and more interesting.

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    Russia is not going to have any medalists in Ice Dance in Sochi. Maybe if there is a mistake made by a couple of teams! It would have to be OD 2006 again and it not effect a Russian couple. Because Gold is obviously DW or VM and P/B are there. Then you have possibles in W/P and still S/S even with 2012 worlds.

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