And yes, the (alleged) TC developer was doing a great job of avoiding the main questions "can we change the license on the code to GLP?" and "can we use the name TrueCrypt?". The original email even mentions that they foresee having to re-write chunks of the code.
It's not necessarily a nice feeling, for example I know I'm not going to get to meet my dead granddad again, but I'd rather have it than be wandering around with false hope that somehow everything is going to be fine.
Nice try buddy, I'm going to be trusting everyone from now on.
This guy isn't in Russia any more, he defected, so this is either disinformation from someone in the US/UK security apparatus, disinformation from the FSB just to screw with everyone, or possibly he just likes to see his name in the papers and has made it all up.
Either way it smells like propaganda of some form.