Emm..no.International Skating Union (ISU) regulations state clearly that each country's winner of the Olympic qualification tournament-- in this case the Russian national championships -- should represent the country at the Games.
Also Plushenko never had an interview blaming his injuries for the Russian Nationals.
Sorry this article sounds like a yellow one, and the title is bad.
Wow this is crazy, he's so desperate and I don't know how the Russian federation is going to deal with this situation.
Plush is as nutty as the fruitcake.
The Russian federation can ignore it totally. One skater is skating and the other isn't and even if it is not Kovtun there are two other members of the EUro team who are actually skating.