Members of the singing group "Buranovskiye Babushki" offer home-made dumplings at the Folk Museum near the village of Ludorvai in the central Russian region of Udmurtia March 16, 2012. A group of ladies ranging in age from 42 to 86 who sing traditional songs and pop classics in their own language, they have been voted by popular demand to represent Russia in the forthcoming Eurovision song contest.
"In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: "When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop being comforted by the sweet territory of silence?" Gabrielle Roth