Crimea's costumed ball heralds the spring

This costumed ball was held in Crimea

amid blooming peach gardens to herald the spring

Location: Ternovka

Classic dances were held such as the waltz, square dance, and mazurka

to works by Strauss, Tchaikovsky, and Mozart

(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) BALL ORGANIZER, YEKATERINA TRAFODATSKAYA, SAYING:"We wanted to preserve the beauty of the Crimean spring in eternity, you can do it by taking a photo, by making a video, but we decided to do this with classical music and ball dancing. And today it seems the beauty of the ball is completely in tune with the beauty of our nature."