Aren't there rumors that Savchenko is looking for a partner?Where did that come from? He has no ties to Korea other than family history.
It would also make absolutely zero sense. Kazakh athletes - at least at his level - get incredible support from the government.
South Korea has a very decent Junior Ice Dance team and a potentially promising Senior Ice Dance team. They should be fine by 2018. A pair program is what they need now.
Be aggressive and bold, Korea!
(J/K, of course)
South Korea has very promising Junior Ladies, fairly promising Junior Men, a promising Junior Dance team. So they have a realistic chance of qualifying to the Team Event in four years if 10 teams remain.
I don't know if he's still there by they hired Astashev to develop their Ice Dance program. I hope that somebody is working on Pairs as well.