“Is it common in Russia to encourage disordere…

Is it common in Russia to encourage disordered eating in order to become underweight? I see a lot of Russian comments saying Yulia looked better before, that Gracie is ‘fat’, and Eteri should continue to use ‘weight control’. Some fans I have talked to don’t even seem to understand what eating disorders are. Is this a cultural thing or just young fans?“

“Watching Yulia at the Rostelecom 2016 FS just…

“Watching Yulia at the Rostelecom 2016 FS just honestly broke my heart. She was always trying to live up to and become what she was when she was 15, but she didn’t have to do that. She was never going to be 15 again. The woman Yulia was just as good, if not better. I feel like that happens with every Eteri skater, you see Alina this whole last season was just trying to be what she was at the Olympics.“

“When and if she is ever ready, I think Yulia …

“When and if she is ever ready, I think Yulia should tell her whole story, every single little detail about how she felt, how and why it happened, what people said to her, and her decisions, to the whole world and every coach should read it. Hopefully, we can prevent it from happening again.“