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.
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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.