2008 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 3rd prize

Vladimir Vyatkin

RIA Novosti

01 January, 2007

Russian choreographer Igor Moiseyev is embraced by his wife shortly after his 101st birthday. A year previously, at his 100th birthday, he received a personal visit from president Vladimir Putin. Moiseyev was known for his experimental fusion of folk dance and ballet, and from 1937 headed a dance company that received accolades both at home and in the West. He died on 2 November 2007.

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Vladimir Vyatkin

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