- There was no plan for a live broadcast of the surgery. The media outlets misreported that. They had the media come (but live broadcast was never planned) because of all the people accusing him of faking a surgery. Of course, I don't know why he bothered, since even if you dragged those people into the operating room, they'd just say they hallucinated his surgery.
- ...did you read the part in this exact interview where he called Kovtun a "terrific athlete"?
- Rodnina bashed him, not the other way around. "Thank you for the criticism, I became angrier, learned a lot" as a response = bashing?