He finally gave up... but like anon commented, "these were the longest two minutes of Sasha's life..."
By Mike Vogel:
I conducted a short interview in English with Semin on Saturday, the first he has ever granted in English to my knowledge. While there are those who believe Semin can speak English and chooses not to, I can refute that. He is still struggling a good deal with his second language. Questions need to be short, and sometimes translation/clarification is still needed. The important thing is, Semin is putting in the effort. We’ll have the video up on Caps365 today or tomorrow.
я забыл как?... [I forgot what?] opinions... LOL
Frankly I was expecting much better English from Semin, but "the journey of thousand miles starts from the first small step..." :-)