Ballet class in Russia WWII

Claim: This is a photo of a ballet class taking place in a destroyed Russian town during WWII.

Other captions used:

  • Russian girls studying ballet during World War II despite the odds
  • Students of Leningrad Ballet School in evacuation zone
  • Ballet lessons are not called off despite the war

introduction_dancers

The claim is false. The photo is a still image from a 1962 movie called Introduction aka Vstuplenie. Below you can see a screenshot of the same scene:

introduction_clip

Source: LiveJournal user pogo_on_air.

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