I'm just curious, is divorce difficult in Russia? I've heard that in some communist/former communist countries it is not. Maybe Zhulin and Morozov don't go into it with the 'until death do we part' mentality. Morozov married Navka for citizenship, Zhulin claimed he married Usova so they could get a nicer apartment. Zhulin and Navka don't seem too concerned about whether their marriage lasts or not.
Admitting you got married for convenience would be a big scandal for a U.S. skater.
We can always trust the Russian brown press for some amusement...
Navka was never married to Kostomarov.
I think I just threw up in my mouth ...
(Hope this is just post-season BS)
I've always wondered why Morozov didn't hit on Arakawa. She is the most beautiful of the women skaters IMO.
April Fools??? OMG....
Dick Button Historical Quote of the Month: "Good grief, what have we wrought on the world? Oh my, oh my, OH MY!" (commenting on Tara Lipinsky's free skate, at the 1997 U.S. Nationals)
I was married to Kostomarov - admitted Navka. - However, it was my close friend Julia who went instead of me to the registry office with my passport, we look really alike. I just needed Russian citizenship to represent Russia, so the marriage was fake.
Grishuk and Zhulin did try competing against Usova and Platov at Landover but came in second to them, which pissed off Grishuk to no end. I don't believe they skated together after that.
And to think today's skaters talk about the emotional toll of Olympic competition!