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The Moscow Ballet is performing its "Great Russian Nutcracker" across the United States. 2017 was the ballet company's 25th anniversary 'Nutcracker' tour following Glasnost -- the policy calling for increased artistic openness between the US and Russia after the end of the Cold War. And this performance of "The Nutcracker" differs from the traditional version.
There is a Dove of Peace, a gift given to the principal character, Masha, during the Christmas party. Moscow Ballet producer Akiva Talmi said, "Masha flies on the wings of the Dove of Peace around the world seeking peace and harmony. She goes to France, Italy, Africa -- all around the world. And she finds peace and harmony through love." www.nutcracker.com