‘No regrets’ for ballet bad boy as he premieres show in Moscow

In his Moscow dressing room, dancer Sergei Polunin pulls off his T-shirt to show the tattoo of President Vladimir Putin on his chest as the Ukrainian-born ballet star premieres his new show in the Russian capital. The 29-year-old, who has been acclaimed by critics a ballet great on the level of Mikhail Baryshnikov or Vaslav Nijinsky, has long been dogged by the label of “the bad boy of ballet”.

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Belgrade gives Putin a rousing welcome

Tens of thousands of Serbs march through Belgrade in a welcome parade for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is in the capital on a state visit.

Serbia rolls out red carpet for Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a welcoming ceremony in front of the Palace of Serbia in Belgrade as he kicks of his state visit to the country. IMAGES

Putin holds talks with Serbia President Vucic in Belgrade

Russian President Vladimir Putin holds talks with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade during a state visit to Serbia. IMAGES of meeting between Putin and Vucic