(orig. Russ. title Aistynok, alternative English title The Baby Stork)
Ballet in three acts with choreography by Radunsky, Lev Pospekhin, and Popko, music by D. Klebanov, and design by R. Makarov, T. Diakova, and V. Zimin. Premiered 6 Jun. 1937 at a graduation performance of the Bolshoi Ballet School at the Bolshoi Filial Theatre with Struchkova. It tells the story of a lost stork rescued by children whose good fortune is paralleled by that of a small black African boy who escapes oppression by finding shelter in the USSR. Other versions include Grigorovich's (Leningrad, 1948).