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Hollywood’s star Pamela Anderson in Moscow, praises Russia’s ballet

December 08, 2015, 15:57 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Famed ballet dancer Sergey Polunin is Pamela Anderson's friend
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MOSCOW, December 8. /TASS/. Hollywood’s celebrity Pamela Anderson, known for one of her lead roles in ‘Baywatch’ television series and numerous appearances on the covers of Playboy magazine, told TASS she liked watching the traditional Russian ballet.

Anderson, who is also an active member of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), is currently paying her second visit to Russia in less than half a year after she visited the city of Vladivostok, in the Far East of the world’s largest country in September.

"The Bolshoi [Theater]. When I was here I did go to a ballet, it was so long ago, ten years ago," said in an interview with Welcome2018.com web portal, when asked if she ever went attending famous Russian theaters while on her previous visits to the vast country.

"A friend of mine is Sergey Polunin," she said. "I saw him in Los Angeles last week. He was magical, beautiful."

Born in Ukraine, 26-year-old Polunin is currently one of the solo-dancers with the famed Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Academic Music Theatre in Moscow and Russia’s Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Anderson said she did not remember the name of the ballet and did not even "want to guess, but it was amazing."

"I was backstage and they were getting ready and going onstage and they were then flying in the air," Anderson said. "I loved it that way."

Asked about her attitude toward sport and particularly football, which is very popular in Russia, the famed worldwide protectionist of animals and the mother of two 18-and 17-year-old sons said she was not obsessed with it unless her children played it.

"… my kids are big [in sports] they are playing rugby, they are playing football," she said adding that her sons are active in other spots besides football as well. "So they are big in sports and I watch them in sports."

"I do not watch it [sport] on TV. They play rugby, football, they like surfing. And rugby was just in the last few years," Anderson said. "But they played football since they were babies. They are very active kids."

While visiting the Russian capital, the 48-year-old Canadian born celebrity met on Monday in Moscow with Sergey Ivanov, the Kremlin chief of staff, and Russian Natural Resources and Environment Minister Sergey Donskoi.

Later that day at a news conference, hosted by TASS news agency and attended by numerous journalists, she hinted on her intentions to back visiting Russia in April next year and bring her sons along.

"I don’t know anything about the middle of Russia. I’ve been to Vladivostok, I’ve been to Moscow, St. Petersburg. But what’s in the middle?" she said. "So I think I am going to take my kids on a train maybe and go through the whole of Russia."

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