Ambassador Antonov to his American Colleagues: "We Will Conquer You With Russian Ballet"

Anatoly Antonov, Russian ambassador to the United States:

- We often have such meetings. I always say to my American colleagues: we have such great achievements in culture, we will have enough for the centuries to come.


I often say to them: "You know, if you have ever seen Russian ballet, you understand that we do not need bombs, rockets or anything else: we will conquer you with our Russian culture, with Russian ballet — an amazing art performed by our ballet dancers".