This years story is The Tale of Tzar Saltan, of His Son the Renowned and Mighty Bogatyr Prince Gvidon Saltanovich, and of the Beautiful Princess-Swan. What do you say that we'll call it Tzar Saltan for short? If you click on that link you'll read the wikipedia entry about the poem by Alexander Pushkin. The whole poem is here, translated to English of course. And the famed composer Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov wrote the opera for the tale, here's the most famous bit of music from it. Of course if you'd like to see the cartoon version, that's here....
As one can see the tale is pretty famous, been done very famous people. We, the Russian school volunteers humbly accept the challenge....
|The Swan Princess and Prince Gvidon|
|The kite bird and Chernomor the leader of the sea bogatyrs|
|The three trouble makers|
|Prince Gvidon as a bumblebee and the magical squirrel|
|Tzar Saltan and his Queen|