If I remember correctly Savinova has only run 3 times this year. Opened with 1:58.75 at a low key meet in the Moscow region, then two races both 2:00.xx in the IAAF World Challenge in Moscow and the Moscow regional championships. All three races were wins over mostly/entirely Russian fields.
Her 1:58.75 is still the fastest Russian time this year after last night's 800m final was won in 1:59.56 by serial championship choker Yelena Kotulskaya (Kofanova). Olympic silver medalist Poistogova was a DNS in the final after winning her heat.