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
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:
Source: LiveJournal user pogo_on_air.