Tatiana Tarasova: “At the moment we can compete only with ourselves. We can hold only such competitions as Russian Nationals and Russian Cup. But these competitions are quite bright!”
Tatiana Tarasova about proposition of Ilia Averbukh to hold the so-called match between Russian and Chinese figure skaters on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Tatiana Tarasova: Ilia came up with a good idea. It’s always better to have at least something than nothing at all. He is absolutely right. But, unfortunately, this is not possible now.
China will definitely not agree to take part in such a competitions. If they compete in the same competitions with us, they will be immediately withdrawn because we are disqualified. This is an ISU rule. The Japanese and Chinese know this very well. After all, they will disqualify the whole country, completely. I admit, Ilia may not know that.
At the moment we can only compete with ourselves. We have the opportunity to hold only such competitions as the Russian Nationals and the Russian Cup. There is no other alternative. But these competitions are quite bright!
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Ilia Averbukh: “Perhaps it makes sense to hold a “match” Russia vs China, because figure skating is strong in China. But I don’t think it can be a replacement of international competitions.”