Question now is, if she has actually accepted a position at the Kremlin Ballet, is that going to be a better situation than the Bolshoi? These issues seem to be pretty systemic in the Russian ballet world, after all (Kampa over at the Maryinsky almost definitely has a sponsor, for instance).
Another bit of news that I’m sure everyone has heard by now: Altynai Asylmuratova has been given back her position as Artistic Director of Vaganova, after Ulyana Lopatkina suddenly realized that being a full-time prima ballerina as well as a full-time artistic director wouldn’t be possible. The nomination of Nickolai Tsiskaridze as the Academy’s rector is still up for a vote.
I’ll be interested to see what happens with Asylmuratova should Tsiskaridze be approved.