Olga Smirnova leaves Russia for Netherlands after denouncing war

A leading Bolshoi prima ballerina, who recently denounced Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, is leaving the country to join Dutch National Ballet. Olga Smirnova, 30, said last week she was “against this war with every fibre of my soul” and was supported by other Russian ballerinas. The Dutch National Ballet confirmed on Wednesday that Smirnova will […]