I think Russian influence on music had to pass the prevailing censorship from the early days of Communism up to its fall. I think they considered Western Pop Music to be anti-music. That would eliminate some wonderful background movie scores. How many Russian composers had to flee their country to be more expressive?

The leading ballerina during that period had to beg to dance Giselle because the last scene in the ballet takes place in a religious cementery. It was changed accordingly. Giselle got a non sectarian burial.

Nowadays, times have changed and there is constant exchange of creative artists and performing artists throughout the world. How wonderful that is.

What does it all have to do with Figure Skating? I think one would have to look at Ice Dance for the answer.