They all seem to be playing nicely in public and to the press:
In the meantime, Vladimir Malakhov agreed that Tsiskaridze's dismissal was the "last straw," said Iksanov was a failure both at reconstructions and new ballets, and commented that he doesn't know Urin, but doesn't think he'll work out:
Malahkov was/is one of my very favorite male dancers -- but I'm thinking he (like so many others in this mess) is not exactly disinterested.
I can't resist adding that neither of the two reconstructions that I saw during Iksanov's time (Corsaire or Coppelia) remotely seemed to me artistic failures, especially not the Coppelia which I would have described as an unequivocal success. (I don't know how these productions were received in Moscow though. The Coppelia was certainly well-received in London. And of course, I'm just a fan not a professional.)
And would not the "new ballets" that Malakhov is criticizing include the Ratmansky premiers? Including Bright Stream? Color me puzzled--or a person of very different taste than one of my favorite dancers...
[edited to add that clarifications about Malakhov translation below make the above comments besides the point: the translation was just mucked up...]