“There is no point in denying this information, it’s true,” RIA Novosti quotes Aksyonov.

20-year-old Medvedeva is a two-time world and European champion, and she also won a silver medal at the 2018 Olympics.

After the OI-2018, the Russian woman left the Tutberidze group and began working with Canadian coach Brian Orser.

Earlier, Yagudin admitted that he was surprised by the news of Medvedeva's return to Tutberidze.