Sabre Dance is part of a ballet composed by Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian in 1942. The middle section of the piece is based on an Armenian folk tune.

Armenia was part of the Soviet Union at the time. It is to the east of Turkey, south of Georgia, and north of Iran:

armenia map

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