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The Russian question is indeed very interesting. Unfortunately just because Russia has great oil resources does not mean that it will become rich, nor that any of that money will end up going to the arts. It's a great discussion topic - it would be well worth posting in our dance issues forum as we have a number of posters from Russia and/or with knowledge of Russia
We wish you good luck in your search for DVDs and I'm sure some our posters can help with suggestions about where to buy legal recordings. However, please do read our courtesy policies, and note that due to copyright issues, CriticalDance does not permit onsite (on the forum or using the associated private message system) trading or selling of video/DVD recordings. We understand that it is perfectly legal to buy/trade/sell commercially available recordings, but our volunteer moderators don't always have the time or information to determine the legality of a recording. In addition, not all internet buyers and sellers, unfortunately, are reputable and we do not want to have fradulent dealings occur via our forum. Thus we ask that all buying, selling or trading of tapes be conducted via private e-mail.
Depending on your location, there are a number of places which have excellent collections of legal dance recordings:
* Royal Opera House Store - the finest collection of dance DVDs/VHS tapes around and can be shipped anywhere in the EU
* Stores at Lincoln Center - the one by the Met (and if it has not been permanent shut down), the store in the underground area between the theatres. The NYCB gift shop, open for ticket holders during performances, also sells a good selection of DVDs and has a website.
* The Princeton Record Store in Princeton, NJ often has dance DVDs among their outstanding collection of new and used DVDs
* Online, you can find many DVDs via EBay, Kultur, Amazon and www.dancebooks.co.uk