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Dancing Bird Ballet School

Dhani gets instruction at this Ballet School in hopes that it will help improve his agility, balance and coordination for Sambo.

Dibunovskaya 50, St. Petersburg, Russia

 
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Khutor Vodograi Restaurant

Dhani has his first authentic Russian meal and gets to know his Sambo coach, Alexander Barakov, and his protege, Amercian Sambo expert Stephen Koepfer.

2 Karavannaya Ulitsa, St. Petersburg, Russia

 
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The Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood

Dhani visits this iconic church, one of St. Petersburg's main attractions.

2a Kanal Griboyedova, City Center, St. Petersburg, Russia

 
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Outdoor Souvenir Market

Dhani visits this open-air souvenir market, where vendors sell matrioshka dolls, chess sets, fur hats and much more.

1 Naberezhnaya Kanal Griboyedova, City Center, St. Petersburg, Russia

 
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Kazachie Banya

Dhani visits this traditional Russian Banya with his coach, Alex, and his friends. He sweats in the sauna, gets flogged with Venik (a bunch of leafy branches) and cools off in the plunge pool.

Bolshoy Kazachy per. 11, St. Petersburg, Russia

 
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Chizhik Pyzhik Good Luck Statue

Dhani visits the Chizhik Pyzhik Statue before his final competition because locals say that if you throw a coin and land it on the statue, you'll have good luck.

Chizhik Pyzhik Statue, St. Petersburg, Russia

 
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Military Experience

Dhani learns that being a Russian soldier is about more than just Sambo at this Military Base outside St. Petersburg, where he shoots rifles and drives a tank.

Oranienbaum, 198 Petrodvorets, Russia

 

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