Q: In figure skating Evgeni Plushenko will be very difficult because of the injury. He is the most experienced and strong athlete, but can not buy health. So if your health does not disappoint, and Zhenya is in the top three, then for him it will be a huge victory. And no matter what this is the place - first, second or third.
And this is its uniqueness. He's good. A dance of course, I wish you good luck pair Alexander Zhulin. I'll be rooting for them. They will be very difficult because a lot of opponents. Canadian couple - Virtue and Moir - are very strong. They are Olympic champions, and I love them very much, they are worthy of this championship.
Q: That is in opposition to the American and Canadian duos you prefer the latter?
Yes. They are unique. Americans, too, are fine, but a little different. They magically ride, soar over the ice. But the soul is more Canadians.
Q: What can you say about the other contenders? Yet Americans with Canadians - is a separate league, which would argue for a gold-silver, and bronze for our.
I love the French, and I like Canadians. Italians are also very interesting. But this year I have not seen anyone but Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir. They have a good program. The only minus of it - is the same as always. Last year, they were different. They may in fact very much, and I think it's a mistake coach. But they are so nice and gentle ride, not the fact that the Americans lose. And in general I do not care which one of them will win. I'm for that to the best man win. Just love Canadians that, as a whole, just fly over the ice.
Q: Whether strongly changed ice dancing past two four years ?
Yes. A lot has changed. The first elements became more complicated. Modern young couple almost like gymnasts. When I skated, the same Canadians were still small. But they have grown as gymnasts. They bend differently, make a completely different support. There are no such high partners as they were I, Angelica Krylova Marina Klimova. All 10 centimeters below because complex support with long legs will not do. We can say that figure skating shifted to another, higher technical level. But that's okay.
Q: Can you name a few couples who, in your opinion, have changed the ice dancing?
Lyudmila Pakhomov and Alexander Gorshkov, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. And Canadians.