Both Senior and Junior skaters will be participating - there have been some withdrawals due to ongoing injury/illness recuperation. Some skaters also opted to participate in this week's Challenge Cup instead of the Final. This is from IFS Magazine:
The 2021 Russian Cup Final (senior and junior) takes place at the Megasport Arena in Moscow, Feb. 27 to March 2. This competition is a go big or stay home event for those looking to snag one of the remaining berths on the 2021 World Championships team. The national champions in the four disciplines automatically earned a trip to the 2021 World Championships in Stockholm and none of the medalists will be competing at this event. The full Russian team for Worlds will be announced on Mon., March 1.
Alexandra Trusova is off the roster as she recovers from an injury. Her coach, Evgeni Plushenko, said she is preparing for the World Championships. Alexander Samarin has dealt with injuries all season and is taking a time out to regroup. Sofia Shevchenko and Igor Eremenko withdrew on Feb. 25. Shevchenko has recovered from a bout of coronavirus but now has bronchitis. Anastasia Guliakova has also withdrawn with a leg injury. She will be replaced by Kamila Sultanmagomedova.
Reigning pairs champions Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov and Mikhail Kolyada are headed to the 2021 Challenge Cup in The Hague, Netherlands. Ice dancers Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov, who have dealt with ongoing illness and injury all season, are slated to make their second start of the season at this competition. German ice dancers Katarina Müller and Tim Dieck, who are coached by Anjelika Krylova, have been added to the roster.
Schedule (local time in Moscow):
- Feb. 27: Senior Men SP 15:00; Senior Pairs SP 16:45; Senior Ladies SP 18:05; Senior Rhythm Dance 19:50
- Feb. 28: Senior Men FS 14:00; Senior Pairs FS 16:15; Senior Ladies FS 17:50; Senior Free Dance 20:00
- March 1: Junior Men SP 13:45; Junior Ladies SP 15:30; Junior Pairs SP 17:15; Junior Rhythm Dance 19:30
- March 2: Junior Men FS 13:00; Junior Ladies FS 15:00; Junior Pairs FS 17:00; Junior Free Dance 19:25