Seen above is dear little Olga Preobrajenska. Small in stature, mighty in reputation as a second ballerina with the Russian Imperial Ballet of St. Petersburg. After her retirement, she became a famed instructor-in-exile, in Paris.
She is also looooong in last name.
Unpronounceable — until now! You’re on arts•meme, right? You learn stuff here. Our Moscow correspondent Leonid Nokhov has post-haste sent a sound file to help us mouth the words.
arts•meme readers, there will be a test! Take it away, Leonid!