Overnight the tensions between Eteri Tutberidze’s and Evgeny Plushenko’s camps spilt over again. First a post from Tutberidze of a screenshot that shows Plushenko offering Olympic gold medalist Alina Zagitova an opportunity to train with him, and later a response from Plushenko’s wife Yana Rudkovskaya in the Russian media about it.
The official Team Tutberidze page on Instagram – @teamtutberidze_ – posted a screenshot of a conversation between Zagitova and Rudkovskaya in their stories section. In the conversation, which seems to have happened last year, Rudkovskaya is letting Zagitova know about Plushenko’s ability to provide ice time and coaches.
The post and the translation to English:
Soon after, Rudkovskaya responded on the sports news site Sport Express, saying that it seems like the conversation between herself and the athlete got in the wrong hands and was taken out of context.
Plushenko himself went to Instagram – @plushenkoofficial – and posted an extract from the article in his stories section and added some harsh words.