Russian Figure Skating Federation President Valentin Piseev confirmed via telephone Friday that changes were being made before the Olympics. "I am aware of this [controversy]," he said.
Piseev said the team will keep the supposedly aboriginal music, which has been called inauthentic by aboriginal leaders. "The music is OK," he said.
Asked about the changes a couple minutes into a telephone conversation, Natalia Linichuk, the team's coach, abruptly replied she could not talk until after practice Friday.
For more on the subject, see Russian Skaters Bad, Gaultier Good and Russian Skaters Should Rethink Routine.
Below: Oksana Domnina and Maxim Shabalin. (Ivan Sekretarev/Associated Press)