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swans of the kremlin Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies Jonathan Harris, Editor Swans of the zKremlin Christina Ezrahi university of pittsburgh press dance books ballet and power in soviet russia Published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15260 Copyright © 2012, University of Pittsburgh Press All rights reserved Manufactured in the United States of America Printed on acid-free paper 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Published in Great Britain in 2012 by Dance Books Ltd., Southwold House, Isington Road, Binsted, Hampshire. GU34 4 PH Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Ezrahi, Christina. Swans of the Kremlin : ballet and power in Soviet Russia / Christina Ezrahi.     p.   cm. — (Pitt russian east european) ISBN 978-0-8229-6214-4 (pbk.) 1. Ballet—Soviet Union—History. 2. Dance—Soviet Union—History. 3. Dance— Political aspects—Soviet Union. I. Title. GV1663.E97 2012 792.80947—dc23             2012030694 CIP catalog record is available from the British Library ISBN 978-1-85-273158-8 To Ariel, Lina, and Yariv ...