Updates on the Russian pairs/ice dancers from Elena Vaytsekhovskaya in sport-express.ru
The Estonian team Natalia Zabijako/Alexandr Zaboev, who were 10th in the Europeans 2014 split. the decision was voiced by Zaboev on his facebook page where he wrote his partner's decision came a surprise. The new partner of the 19y.o. Zabijako is the Russian 28y.o Larionov, who skated for years with Vera Bazarova and medaled 3 times in the europeans.
They will be coached in Moscow by Mozer. They will be able to compete internationally in a year from now after Zabijako sits out a season.
According to Sport-express information Bazarova should continue her skating career as well. She already has an agreement with a new coach and a new partner, it should be ok-ed by the federation next week.
Another change is in the ice dance: starting tomorrow Elena Ilinyh, who skated up till now with Nikita Katsalapov will be training with Ruslan Zhiganshin. They plan working in Moscow in Kustarova/Alexeeva group.
As for Ilinyh's ex partner Katsalapov who wants to skate with Sinitsyna - all will depend on how fast they can do the paper work. Nikolai Morozov who is to coach them is wrapping up his work in Russia and is moving to Hackensack.