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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2019 9:30 p.m. PST

Russian soldiers and ballerinas pose for 'surreal' Women's Day shoot

"Armed troops and graceful ballerinas in white tutus posed together in a ‘creative' attempt by a military recruitment center to mark Russia's beloved holiday – Women's Day. The jaw-dropping juxtaposition split the internet…."



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dball5314 Mar 2019 12:54 a.m. PST

Creepy – could only come from Russia!

redbanner414514 Mar 2019 3:24 a.m. PST

It would be a much better picture if the soldiers were on point and the ballerinas were holding the weapons.

nickinsomerset14 Mar 2019 3:52 a.m. PST

I thought it was a post about Royal Marines!

Tally Ho!

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian14 Mar 2019 4:25 a.m. PST

Arm the ballerinas! grin

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 4:27 a.m. PST

Disappointed to see the soldiers in the pics were men.

DOM dances (jazz now, but ballet in the past) and is a counter drone electrical engineer. The two life contexts shown are not only not incompatible for women, they are not incompatible for a woman.

Non convoluted grammar, however, is incompatible with me.

It would be a much better picture if the soldiers were on point and the ballerinas were holding the weapons.

If they were all women, yes. DOM does assert that you really can't do en pointe in combat boots, so you would have to figure out something else similar.

Stryderg14 Mar 2019 5:06 a.m. PST

Maybe they are trying to convince soldiers to take ballet classes to improve their balance and flexibility. I've heard that some pro athletes do that (male American football types).

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 7:44 a.m. PST

I've heard that some pro athletes do that (male American football types).

SWMBO taught ballroom dance to football players in uni.

The best thing about dance is the variety of different actions you can take within a specific dance context. I have problems with my leg, but if you think through it (well … SWMBO thinks through it) and plan, I can do some ballroom dances.

It's a good workout if you do it right. Upper body posture and focus on core plus all that moving around.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2019 10:19 a.m. PST



Lion in the Stars14 Mar 2019 12:27 p.m. PST

I've heard that some pro athletes do that (male American football types).

It may not be pitched to them as 'ballet', though. One of my martial arts instructors was giving judo-type instruction to several pro teams in California.

von Schwartz16 Mar 2019 8:14 a.m. PST

"This is my rifle, this is my gun, this one's for fighting, this one's for fun"

Lost Wolf17 Mar 2019 3:44 p.m. PST

You know, that's kinda weird

von Schwartz19 Mar 2019 5:19 p.m. PST

Well, so am I.

Lion in the Stars20 Mar 2019 3:10 p.m. PST

@Lost Wolf: watch Full Metal Jacket again.

von Schwartz21 Mar 2019 6:42 p.m. PST

Naw, it wasn't that one, I read that line inna book, Y'know those things made of paper with words in them? None of these Kindles and electronic gadgets.

The book was about a group of young men who became Marines and went to the Pacific in WW II. Similar to Full Metal Jacket, two wars and one generation removed, and without R. Lee Ermey, God Rest His Soul.

Winston Smith21 Mar 2019 7:04 p.m. PST

One of those ballerinas has a rather grim look on her face.

von Schwartz22 Mar 2019 9:40 a.m. PST

Aww, she's just pissed cuz they didn't give her a gun.

BTW, anyone notice that there are 6 ballerinas in the first photo but only 4 in the second? Kinda makes ya wonder doesn't it?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2019 11:02 a.m. PST



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