As far as I have been able to determine from the website for the 2015 Russian Open, only males are allowed to play in the "A" Tournament. Female players are relegated to "B" and below. Well, figures. There are a lot of hungry Russian chessplayers these days who cannot afford to travel outside the country, so they flock to events like this one, and male players greatly out-number female players. The Russian Open used to be a far-more well-funded international event, attracting top-level players from around the world. These days, not so much.
As you know, I don't give a fig about men's events but the ladies, yes, they are important to track, and not only because of their gender. What is going on in the world as a whole is reflected in the miniscule world of chess, only greatly magnified. Who suffers first? Always women and children. So take a look at this list of all of the female players from the 2015 Moscow (NOT SO OPEN) Tournament - the "B" Event, and draw your own conclusions. "RR" equals Russian Rubles, which are STILL falling relative to international currency standards, despite the relative stablization of the price of a barrel of oil the past couple of weeks -- but this has happened after the tournament concluded -- wonder if the players actually got paid???
Warning: The Women's "B" Tournament Results is in Russian alphabetic script and I can't read a damn word, so I may be reporting average Siberian temperatures for the past 50 years:
Итоговое положение после 9 туров