I don't remember if there was anything specific other than Russian Nationals didn't go that well, and they were clearly not going to crack the top 3 in Russia.Speaking of Stolbova and skating though. I truly did like her with Andrei. It was just the beginning and didn't last, but I saw a lot of potential. What happened? Why did she retired?
I still don't know because the announcement came in early 2020 and that was the time I disconnected from FS. And world in general, later with the lockdown, so I didn't follow any news.