What’s It Like To Be A Ukranian Ballerina In Putin’s Russia? [VIDEO]

Svetlana Zakharova has devoted her life to ballet since she was a child, and as an adult, she’s been one of the Russian president’s favorite dancers. She’s also been a member of the culture ministry in Russia, and she’s one of Vladimir Putin’s favorite dancers. When asked about Putin, she says, “The most important thing for me is that everyone, not only the Russian president, but all the world leaders talk to each other and avoid war. … But I’m not the person to answer this question. I live in my own closed world.”