russia's selection is not as bad for the simple reason that andrey and evgeny are both in form and clay is the specialty for both.
in my eyes, the problem is quite the same :
- Germany doesn't have Kohli and Haas
- Russia doesn't have Youzhny and Davydenko
for various reasons, including certainly disagreements with the federation and team captain.
Then they have to choose other players and Stebe, Petzschner and Becker (who can play on clay) are not that different from Bogo, Donskoy and Kuznetsov in my eyes.