I see your point and I agree with you. Not all of Russian athletes are bashing their home rivals and whine when having a bad skate. Some always do. Federation has a big input in that too. Unfortunately.No, fighting for a spot it's good. Strong competition is always good it makes you improve. Is said bashing each other, busy with intrigues and gossips. This interview just confirms that. NA is North America, meaning canadians and americans. They two fight for their posts but outside, their media and officials are all "look how many great couples we have". They don't whine or attack a couple of their team just so they could favor another one. That's the difference.