Meanwhile the skater also hinted he could use his prominent position to help change Russia's approach to gay rights.
Russian lawmakers' passage last summer of legislation known as the anti-gay propaganda bill it makes it illegal to tell children about gay equality.
Plushenko insisted, "It's not my job," when asked about the current law but added:
"Maybe I can change something. If I can do something I am open. I know many peoplewho are are not traditional orientation. Maybe I can help, maybe not. We'll see, we're going to work in this direction."