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What do these videos say about Russia and the west?

Gorodetsky Dostochki seems to be a Russian theatre company. They have posted many different dance numbers on youtube, showing primary school to adult performances. There are many kids’ performances like THIS ONE. They remind me of the annual concerts primary schools put on back in the 1950s. The performance and the age level always corresponded. Kids and the parent audience were delighted.

Compare that Russian kids’ dance number with the Single Ladies Dance (7 years old- Original) posted in 2010. It is not the only kids’ dance number of its type to be found on youtube. At the time, it caused a wave of disgust, and the question of where we’re going in the West. The video as of now has scored 10,579,278 views.