Ballet, ballet, ballet... Not the most meaningful art but the most graceful. It's cloaked in myths about utterly strict discipline, about incredible working capacity of fragile ballerinas... They seem to be
aliens indeed. And they are really different. All their life flows on the stage and they have no time for anything else. They come here aged 10 and leave... by efforts of our lawmakers after 60...
From 1956 till 1991, in the Soviet Union once every four years they held the Sports Festival of the Peoples of the USSR. Looking at these photographs taken by American journalist Stan Wayman in 1963, you understand that although rockets have nothing to
do with sports, that year thay became the highlight of the show! Apparently, Soviet people were so inspired by their successes in space exploration, that they couldn't but remind to the world about it each time it was possible.