Don't worry too much. I think there is a natural selection system. Look at who survived in the past.
Leonova, Makarova, Biryukova -> Leonova (resists the years passing)
Adelina and Liza -> Adelina (not very consistent but won OGM)
3 Polinas -> None managed to be a world star, though Korobeynikova conquered hearts of many fans
Julia, Anna, Elena -> all looking good for now, but who knows what will happen
Maria, Serafima, Alexandra and Evgenia -> ?
Tsurskaya, Bezrukova, Gubanova, Nugumanova -> ?
Sotskova!!! of course!!
Lets suppose that Lip, Sot, Rad and Pogo will be in good shape next season. It would be unfair to leave somebody without international competitions. It would be a good idea to send to Europeans and Worlds different girls. For example, Lip, Rad, Pogo to Europeans, Lip, Rad, Sot to Worlds. It will be not so critical next season, but in 2015-16 it would be a solution.
Thanks to FSU and Yehudi: Moscow federation site confirms Sakhanovich is with Tutberidze. It also makes official Ilinykh's move to Alexeeva's group. It looks like also Tarasenko and Kurbanov are with Eteri.
speaking of adyan, why is this renaissance of russian talent only limited to ladies? where are all the young russian men?
I don't know but for me they're far too young to see them as in a real "relationship".
As for the newspaper, well, some will stop at nothing just to sell a bit more.
I've been thinking about that too. They had so many great examples, I have no idea why they have gone so downhill in that sector.speaking of adyan, why is this renaissance of russian talent only limited to ladies? where are all the young russian men?
I'm saddened to hear that's not the case. Or perhaps it was the case back when Urmanov and Petrenko were training, but values have changed? Values of masculinity from North America could've bled into Russia, hence why figure skating is considered too feminine now?
But it's interesting to note, before Petrenko and Urmanov, the Soviet Union/Russia didn't have any men's Olympic champions. The line went Sweden-Austria-USA-UK-USA again-Russia. Perhaps it's simply the end of an era (Plush held the fort as long as his body possibly could, and it nearly got him paralyzed). But Russia looks poised to become the next USA in ladies, especially since the USA itself is struggling there.