Question by Han Ly: Questions for Russians who used to live in Russia?
How popular is rhythmic gymnastics in Russia? Are there billboards of Russian rhythmic gymnasts in Russia? And do most Russians know who Alina Kabaeva and Evgenia Kanayeva are?
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Answer by Wave2012
Yes, it is very popular. Majority of people would know who they are.
On the streets of big cities you will see almost every day small girls with their mothers carrying hula hoops to/from lessons of gymnastics. It is considered good way of after-school exercises for girls (other popular non-school classes for girls are music and painting). Of course in small towns there are less opportunities for gymnastics. But as TV sport it is very popular for almost everybody.
Answer by Natalia
Classical and Artistic i think its what you call Rhythmic gymnastic has always been popular in Russia, as well as figure skating, swimming, and ballet. Most Russian girls are usually involved in some kind of after school sport or activity, and of course most Russians would know who their champions are and who exceed at their sport.
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