MOSCOW, RUSSIA. MARCH 23, 2016. Bolshoi researcher Anastasia Belevich shows a dress worn by ballet dancer Anna Sobeshchanskaya in the Bolshoi Theatre's production of Cesare Pugni's ballet The Little Humpbacked Horse, or The Tsar Maiden. On 28 March 2016, the Bolshoi is to celebrate its 240th birthday. On 28 March 1776, Empress Catherine II of Russia granted Prince Pyotr Urusov, owner of a private theatre, the 'privilege' of organizing theatre performances, masquerades, balls and other forms of entertainment for a period of ten years. This date is considered to be the official birthday of the B

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MOSCOW, RUSSIA. MARCH 23, 2016. Bolshoi researcher Anastasia Belevich shows a dress worn by ballet dancer Anna Sobeshchanskaya in the Bolshoi Theatre's production of Cesare Pugni's ballet The Little Humpbacked Horse, or The Tsar Maiden. On 28 March 2016, the Bolshoi is to celebrate its 240th birthday. On 28 March 1776, Empress Catherine II of Russia granted Prince Pyotr Urusov, owner of a private theatre, the 'privilege' of organizing theatre performances, masquerades, balls and other forms of entertainment for a period of ten years. This date is considered to be the official birthday of the B

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