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Raising the curtain on the Mariinsky Theatre


St Petersburg is home to the highly prestigious Mariinsky Theatre which in its long history has welcomed all the great names in ballet. From Pavlova and Diaghilev, to Nijinsky and Baryshnikov.

Fast Track has had a privileged peek behind the scenes at one of the most famous theatres in the world.

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