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Churchill, Stalin at Ballet

16 October 1944, Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), page 4

…Some time spent in Russia was a great way to see and learn more. Saint Petersburg’s Mariinsky , or Kirov, Ballet, has such control and precision with Swan Lake , with an incredible 32 ballerina swans on stage for the Waltz. Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace is a triumph of Soviet architecture, and a ticket for the Kremlin Ballet includes entry for a pre-performance stroll of the grounds. The Bolshoi Theatre (now in its 237th season ) is where, in 1944, it was the audience members Stalin and Churchill who received a standing ovation.…