He added that the Academy of Russian Ballet’s troupe can visit Azerbaijan in the future.
"Of course, ballet in all the post-Soviet republics after the collapse of the Soviet Union is in desperate need of Russian influence,” he said. “I have reiterated that many times.”
“The ballet in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Ukraine, etc. appeared only in 1991,” he said. “Before that, the history of the ballet in these countries is directly connected with the Russian ballet. If we summarize, all this is Russian ballet during the period of the Russian Empire, then - the Soviet Union."
He said that without using experience of Moscow and St. Petersburg, the ballet schools of the post-Soviet countries are facing great difficulties in development.
"Therefore, there is need for further training,” he said. “I hope that after my visit to Azerbaijan, closer ties will be established between the ballet communities of our countries."
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