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Maya Plisetskaya

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780300088571

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300088571.001.0001

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Chimkent

Chimkent

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(p.40) Chapter Eight Chimkent
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I, Maya Plisetskaya
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Maya Plisetskaya

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0008

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya talks about Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake, politics in Russia, the Great Terror under Joseph Stalin, her mother's incarceration in Butyrki Prison near Moscow, and her father's execution by firing squad on January 7, 1938. Maya wrote this memoir in Spain, where she was living at the time. Her mother was moved from the Gulag to a shabby Kazakh place called Chimkent. Meanwhile, Maya decided to go back to ballet.

Keywords:   ballet, Maya Plisetskaya, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, politics, Russia, Great Terror, Joseph Stalin, Gulag, Chimkent

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