PAIRS (or Vapor (??), according to Google Translator):
|1||Tatiana Volosozhar / Maxim Trankov||MSK||228.92||1||1|
|2||Yuko Kavaguti / Alexander Smirnov||SPB||207.37||2||2|
|3||Ksenia Stolbova / Fedor Klimov||SPB||195.46||3||3|
Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov did not skate; their coach claims that Larionov is having boot problems and could not endanger his partner, according to Wikipedia.
Artur Gachinski was fourth.
This is the tenth national title for Plushenko, who is now 30 years old.
According to GoldenSkate:
“I am very happy with my performance, but I had to fight for it,” admitted the 2006 Olympic Champion. “Yesterday, I said that the long program would be much harder and the prediction turned out to be true. My back ached and I had to skate through this pain.”
|1||Ekaterina Bobrova / Dmitri Soloviev||MSK||174.72||1||1|
|2||Elena Ilina / Nikita Katsalapov||MSK||171.67||2||2|
|3||Catherine Ryazanov / Ilia Tkachenko||MOB||163.87||5||3|
That’s the third consecutive national title for Bobrova/Soloviev.
Alena Leonova was seventh; Ksenia Makarova eighth.
Tuktamysheva skated to her first national title in spite of being under the weather. Silver medalist Radionova is only 13, so will not be skating at Europeans. Bronze medalist Sotnikova is a three-time Russian champion, and she and Tuktamysheva are finally old enough to skate at Europeans. Serafima Sakhanovich finished fourth, but she is only 12, so I’m not sure who the third Russian skater at Europeans will be. Julia Lipnitskaia did not skate at Russian Nationals because she is continuing to recover from a concussion that she sustained prior to the Grand Prix final.