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Dancing Ballerina (Bolshoy Theatre) 25 rubles.

USSR commemorative Gold Coins

Series: Russian Ballet.
Dancing Ballerina (Bolshoy Theatre).

Par : 25 rubles

Release Date: 01.10.1991

Mint: Leningrad Mint (LМD).

USSR commemorative Gold Coins  Dancing Ballerina (Bolshoy Theatre) 25 rubles Series: Russian Ballet
USSR commemorative Gold Coins  Dancing Ballerina (Bolshoy Theatre) 25 rubles Series: Russian Ballet

Metal, fineness Gold 585 / 1000
Quality B / U
Content chemically pure metal, g 3.11
Total weight, g 5.42
Thickness, mm 1.6
Diameter, mm 21
The edge 134 corrugations.
Mintage, pcs. 5000

The Bolshoi has been associated from its beginnings with ballet. Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake premiered at the theatre on Saturday, March 4, 1877. Other staples of the Bolshoi repertoire include Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, Adam's Giselle, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, and Khachaturian's Spartacus. After the death of Stalin, international touring companies from the Bolshoi became an important source of cultural prestige, as well as foreign currency earnings, and as a result the "Bolshoi Ballet" became a well-known name in the West. However, the Bolshoi suffered from losses through series of defection of its dancers. The first occurrence was on August 23, 1979, with Alexander Godunov; followed by Leonid Kozlov and Valentina Kozlova on September 16, 1979; and other cases in the following years. Bolshoi-related troupes continue to tour regularly in the post-Soviet era.

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