Grigorovich's Swan Lake is extremely popular in Moscow. Like Spartacus and The Nutcracker, Swan Lake tickets fetch the highest price (12,000 RUB), and they sell out the instant they go on sale. But I suspect that would be true of just about any production of Swan Lake, as long as it had more-or-less traditional white acts and a 'black swan' pas de deux. From my point of view, Grigorovich's Nutcracker is more dreadful than his Swan Lake, but evidently Muscovites are willing to pay through the nose to see it.
The Bolshoi's simple problem is that it ran out of full-length ballets, and after La Bayadère it had shown all the 19th-century classics in its repertoire. Having filmed the productions that made the Ratmansky and Burlaka periods so interesting--Coppelia, Esmeralda, Le Corsaire, Ratmansky's own ballets--we are now left with the Soviet dregs, and it gives the appearance that the company has entered a period of stagnation and succumbed to a reactionary aesthetic: the Revenge of Grigorovich. I'm not saying that's actually the case, but it's the impression this lineup creates.
A film of Onegin was never likely to happen. John Neumeier is not adverse to having his ballets filmed, but perhaps he would rather the Bolshoi's dancers develop their roles more before putting The Lady of the Camellias before the cameras. The Bolshoi could have revived some of the productions it hasn't performed since before the main theater closed for renovations, such as Petit's Notre-Dame de Paris or Neumeier's A Midsummer Night's Dream. And somebody could start presenting mixed bills, for crying out loud. But unfortunately I think they've opted for the worst possible solution.
If the company was finally forced to begin repeating repertoire, I suppose it's inevitable that they would have started with The Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Of all of Grigorovich's ballets, I find Legend of Love the least bothersome. But Ivan the Terrible is just plain, well, awful.