Russia may have some of the longest winters outside the arctic, but that doesn't seem to stop Olga and many others from going barefoot. Olga is a barefoot model, dancer and Director of the Chakri Dance Company.
Barefooting is Russia all makes sense when we think of Russia's great lineage of the arts, especially ballet and dancing.
Even in the darkest days of Soviet Communism, when most art forms in Russia were either banned or severely oppressed by the government the Bolshoi Ballet was world famous for top performances and a sincere point of pride for even the most-oppressed Soviet citizens, and most citizens were indeed quite oppressed.
|Olga Gavva, from Facebook, December, 2011.|
Russia may not qualify as a free country, but is obviously much freer than before, and Olga's own approach to life shows quite a bit of boldness. She makes it clear that for her, going barefoot isn't just a hobby, but a way of life, and she doesn't stop short of encouraging others.
Many blessings. Пока!