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See you in Sochi! Anchors' sendoff sweeps them off their feet

Feb. 7, 2014 at 10:51 AM ET

Goodbye New York, hello Russia!


Before heading to Sochi to cover the 2014 Winter Olympics, TODAY anchors signed off Friday from Rockefeller Plaza with some Russian flair — and even got some air.

“We’ve brought a little bit of Mother Russia here to New York,” Al Roker announced before introducing the Barynya Russian Dancers, the largest and oldest professional Russian dance troupe outside of Europe.

Video: Before the TODAY team head to Sochi for the Winter Olympics, they receive a lively send-off on the TODAY Plaza courtesy of the traditional Russian dance group Barynya, who sweep Natalie Morales and Jenna Bush Hager off their feet – literally.

Dancers, wearing traditional outfits, gave a lively performance finishing with a line of men swinging their dancers around in a circle. The sight proved to be irresistible for Jenna Bush Hager.

“Can you swing me?” she asked, before the dancers swooped her up along with Natalie Morales.