I remember the incident in the K&C, and I remember the fluff piece you are talking about but I don't remember the sequence. I do remember some fluff piece where after Oleg's accident with Elena he felt he was the injured party. I guess that's why I thought the K&C incident came after the accident. In any event Oleg was a scary guy. I hope he never got married or skated with another partner!
They were 2nd or 3rd after the SP and had a catastrophic FP and fell to 9th in the standings.
Here Elena is alone in the kiss'n'cry
I remember that one. I still have the tape. They were 3rd in the SP. Elena looked incredibly happy in that program. I have never seen her that happy at any other time. In the LP they had a total meltdown. He fell on both sbs jumps. She fell on both throws. Anton didn't wait in the K&C to watch the scores. Elena bravely sat there to face it. However, there is a big difference between Anton walking out of the K&C and Oleg not even accompanying Elena to the medal podium at one time; Elena had to be escorted by another skater (I forget who). Anton was just upset in general, but Oleg took out his anger and frustrations on Elena. He used to even hit her. Anton treated her like a "crystal vase" (Tamara's words)
Vasiliev talks about the Latvian federation and a season coaching Shilakov in a couple of his recent interviews.
It looks like Anton is having a difficult time politically and his divorce does not help matters.
Also referencing another thread, in her recent interview Moskvina mentions Elena's students so clearly she is doing some teaching which is great - she has so much beautiful technique to pass on to her students.
When they were skating together as pros, I was thinking that Anton would make a good coach. I had not thought of Elena as a coach, but apparently she is doing well with it. I hope Anton has success in whatever he decides to do.
“Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” George Orwell
Steven Cousins does a fair amount of work choreographing for shows. He is listed quite frequently with Disson productions, which is at least a still-reliable producer of shows in the US involving skating and cross-over entertainment (teen bands, gymnasts, etc).