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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Far East Ballet Banned

VLADIVOSTOK, Far East -- Avant-garde or not, naked dancers are not welcome in the remote town of Ussuriisk in Russia's Far East.

Two performances by a Moscow modernist ballet troupe, the Theater of Plastic Drama, were banned in the town after local authorities called it obscene.

"Ussuriisk is not a proper place for such shows," a spokesman for the town administration said Thursday.

"We made it clear to the organizers of the tour that we do not want a theater here that demonstrates nude actors. People are against shows that are close to pornography," he said.