Having said that, even Adelina in an interview last week said that all the russian figure skaters are friendly with each other but with yulia is different because she is always with her mom. Yulia recently said that she has almost no contact with anyone her age, that she isn't the most social person, and that she spends her weekends at home doing chores and online. Eteri said yulia keeps things inside, and Averbuch said something like "you have to knock on yulia's door for at least 5 minutes before she lets you in." All of this reinforces what the tabloid reported, so I am inclined to accept their claim of a supposed relationship between yulia and pitkeev, which probably came from the same source(s) as the other claims. Now pitkeev is with serafima and suddenly yulia has a new puppy. hmmm... of course i don't know the actual truth, just speculating here.
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Yulia is a strong Christian girl and has said many times she is not interested in a relationship yet.
As far as friends. From interviews I have read the gist was always she didn't have friends outside the skating world. She is friends with girls like Pogorilaya.