Russian dancer says burglars who beat servants should burn 'in hell'

MOSCOW, April 29 (UPI) -- Russian ballerina-celebrity Anastasia Volochkova says she hopes three burglars who stole two safes from her home and beat her servants Monday burn in hell.

Ballerina eyeing Russian mayoral seat

SOCHI, Russia, March 27 (UPI) -- Famed ballerina Anastasia Volochkova says she will be among the 23 candidates vying for the mayoral seat in the Russian city of Sochi.

Jim Carrey shown a good time in Moscow

MOSCOW, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Although Jim Carrey dated a prima ballerina on a recent visit to Moscow, the Hollywood actor did not get his wish to fly a MiG fighter jet.

Embattled ballerina back in Bolshoi

MOSCOW, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The ballerina the Bolshoi Ballet company dismissed for being overweight has made her return to the company for rehearsals.

Bolshoi must rehire fired ballerina

MOSCOW, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A Moscow court has ordered the Bolshoi ballet company to rehire a glamorous ballerina it fired for being too heavy, the New York Times said Thursday.

Russian minister says Bolshoi is wrong

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The Russian labor minister said Wednesday he does not intend to interfere with the Bolshoi Theater for firing a ballerina for being too fat.

Bolshoi claims ballerina is too fat

MOSCOW, Russia, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Bolshoi Theater bosses in Moscow have fired one of Russia's best-known ballerinas for becoming too fat, the New York Times reported.

Anastasia Yurievna Volochkova (Russian: Анастасия Юрьевна Волочкова) is a Russian prima ballerina. She was born in Leningrad in 1976 and was trained in the Vaganova Ballet Academy by Natalia Dudinskaya, a famous pupil of Agrippina Vaganova. She then danced with the Mariinsky Ballet for four years and won the Serge Lifar Competition in Kiev in 1996.

In 1998, her influential patrons had her transferred to the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, which she was forced to leave in 2000, although she returned a year later. In 2001 she worked with Derek Dean and with Alberto Alonso in the English National Ballet. The following year, she was awarded the Prix Benois de la Danse.

In March 2009, she was running for the post of mayor of Sochi, the city that will host the 2014 Winter Olympics. She was excluded from the list of candidates at the last minute on a formality.

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