He gave an interview immediately after the breakup about his intent to look overseas. And has posted on Instagram story of his ability to skate for Russia based on his mother’s genealogy
Contemplating recruiting a partner from overseas isn't the same thing as switching countries.And Kolesnik has recently tried to get a Russian girl to leave her partnership. Russian federation would not allow the breakup
I understand your skepticism but at this level, Russian fed can withhold their support. And the parties involved are well connectedContemplating recruiting a partner from overseas isn't the same thing as switching countries.
Moreover, if your latter anecdote is correct, he wouldn't have been planning on switching countries. RusFed can't stop a skater from switching partners if they want to, unless they're seeking a release.
Or perhaps the Rus Fed heard through informal channels that the USFS wasn't likely to release Vadym so easily and they chose to discourage the partnership.I understand your skepticism but at this level, Russian fed can withhold their support. And the parties involved are well connected
Posted on May 31:These are the 6 ISU Junior age-eligible teams currently listed in the ISP [as of April 19, 2021]:
Katarina Wolfkostin and Jeffrey Chen [J1 at 2021 Nationals]
Oona Brown and Gage Brown [J2]
Katarina DelCamp and Ian Somerville [J3]
Isabella Flores and Dimitry Tsarevski [J4]
Angela Ling and Caleb Wein [J5]
Elizabeth Tkachenko and Alexei Kiliakov [J7]
As of today (July 1), Katarina DelCamp and Ian Somerville [J3] and Elizabeth Tkachenko and Alexei Kiliakov [J7] are no longer listed in the ISP. DelCamp/Somerville qualified for the Team C envelope based on their Nationals placement in Junior (3rd) but they are not listed.Leah Neset and Artem Markelov [J6] were added to the ISP recently