As opinion probes among the country's leading athletes and trainers show, no one thinks the new pattern will work in European and world championships, Valentin Piseyev, Russia's Figure-Skating Federation president, said to a Novosti news conference this afternoon.
Russian delegates will address the nearest ISU congress, due July, with resolute objections to the arrangements, he added.
"The system is not ripe yet - suffice it to mention the Plushchenko controversy in [recent] Grand Prix finals," said Mr. Piseyev. With gold at the previous stages, Yevgeny Plushchenko ranked second in the finals due to a referee's error.
The Russian Figure-Skating Federation has offered the ISU alternative refereeing blueprints.
The reform is bringing more problems with expensive gadgetry it requires. Many national figure-skating federations are up against it.