I think that both Tuktamysheva and Gachinski are not progressing in the last two years. Moreover, I think they are regressing, specially Arthur. At this point I think that Gachinski has no chance to go to the Olympics and Tuktamysheva's chances are very, very small. Mishin is known to be a great technical coach, but they are behind the other Russian skaters even in technique. Let's not even talk about the whole packaging-the programs are choreographically weak, the music does not work well for them, the costumes are boring. We are constantly seeing weak performances by them. And Mishin always has some excuses. It is clear that they have issues performing the short programs, but they have these issues for two years. I have a feeling that the Russian Federation will lose any interest in them very, very soon.
Maybe the should just try working with someone else? Maybe moving to US and working with Rafael Arutunian? It is just sad that such promising skaters are stuck with Mishin and regressing.