Well I think they deserve their own thread as well. I may be one of the few that prefers them but I honestly do.
Irina Slutskaya is coming back but after only two months of training it's obvious she is still one of the best in the World.
Elena Sokolova didn't have her best competition at Worlds or year period. She came back though to land two 3/3s in her LP and was very happy with how she skated. I just love how she keeps trying and trying and proving everyone wrong. She did get nervous at Worlds and didn't do well in the SP but I think that the pressure can be expected since she has never had pressure on her like that before. I really hope she does well next year and gets to go to the Olympics!
Viktoria Volchkova was under marked in the first two rounds of Worlds and then had a horrible LP. We'll see what happens to her next. I still like the quiet artistry we get from her and her jumps are huge.
Yulia Soldatova will be a force next year I think, and I don't think this is the last we have seen from the Russian ladies. One thing you can always say about them is that they are fighters.
Who will make the Russian team with 2 spots? Will they do better at Worlds next year? How do they stand with the Japanese, American and Canadian ladies?