New home for Russian expats

The 5,000 Russians living here can look forward to a new cultural centre that will be built in Rangoon Road

Dressed in a traditional Russian folk costume, Ms Lioudmila Terentieva, 41, twirled and tapped away to upbeat music as she performed the kadreel, a fast and dynamic dance that celebrates the everyday life of villagers in a marketplace.

For about two hours last Sunday, the University Cultural Centre at the National University of Singapore in sultry, humid Singapore was transformed into a winter wonderland bathed in hues of blue and white, as members of the Russian community here took part in a cultural showcase of dance, song and skits to mark the winter season back home.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 25, 2018, with the headline 'New home for Russian expats'. Print Edition | Subscribe