Octogenarian Russian dancers prove age is just a number
Russian pensioners Maya Kachina, 82, and Lev Kitayev, 86, enjoy proving that age is just a number as they charmore
With wardrobes full of sparkling costumes and cabinets packed with trophies, dancing has given the pair a new more
"After the war, when I was roughly around 10 years old, my mother took me to the theater," recalled Kachina, smore
Maya Kachina brushes her hair at home in Moscow. "I used to go to the fields, the bare fields, and danced alonmore
When they first began to dance as a pair, after meeting on a dance floor in Moscow over 20 years ago, Kachina more
The pair, who share an old Soviet flat on the outskirts of the Russian capital but do not describe themselves more
Kachina said made her first dancing dress on her own, using old clothes donated by members of the audience aftmore
To stay in good shape and stay flexible, Kachina exercises every day. She told Reuters other women said they fmore
Lev Kitayev shows dance costumes at his home in Moscow. "Several women agreed to dance with me. But I had one more
Maya Kachina applies makeup at her home in Moscow. "I ask Lev if I should get my eyebrows tattooed. Should I hmore
Lev Kitayev prepares for a performance at a social center in Moscow. "We've been performing in social centers more
Maya Kachina's dance shoes are seen before a performance. Over the decades Kachina and Kitayev have developed more
The dancing couple, seen here riding the Moscow metro to a performance, said their motivation is driven by themore
Maya Kachina and Lev Kitayev arrange chairs before a performance at a social center in Moscow. REUTERS/Evgeniamore
Lev Kitayev packs his dance costume after a performance at a social center in Moscow. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenmore
Maya Kachina and Lev Kitayev play cards at their home in Moscow. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
Statuettes and vases are seen at home of Maya Kachina and Lev Kitayev in Moscow. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
Lev Kitayev looks on at his home in Moscow. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
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