Brian Joubert to compete in Pairs with Katrina Gerboldt for Russia
According to Rsport.ru Brian Joubert will compete with Katarina Gerboldt and the new pair will possibly represent Russia!
Below a link to the French article stating that it was Gerard Depardieu who has convinced Brian to do so...
I wonder if this has any effect at all on the Savchenko/Massot partnership. If the French want a champion pair, they have Brian but perhaps the Russians would release Katya? It's going to be a very difficult field in Russia to break through to the top. Unless of course it Brian will have no problems getting citizenship (if they want to go for 2018) and the funding is not an issue (since Brian is a marquee name in skating). Unless of course the French decided they will back up Aljona & Bruno (instead of or in addition to Germany) and sponsorship is an issue ...
Thanks for posting!