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Holding hands on stage tATu performs at Olympics Opening Ceremony

tATu on stage at the Olympics Opening Ceremony
tATu on stage at the Olympics Opening Ceremony
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The Olympics Opening Ceremony had plenty of people talking before the world saw the three-hour opening ceremony program. The featured performance of tATu at the Winter Olympics opener had people globally talking about human rights on Friday. The opportunity to see the group had viewers impressed with Russia, but when the group held hands on stage it seemed to be an extraordinarily significant moment for social media. According to Mashable on Friday, the hand holding moment between Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova made Twitter trend as the world noticed the moment.

So what is the significance of the moment? The members of Russian pop duo have been in hot water before for actions on stage. Most fans of tATu, remember the time that the artists kissed each other onstage during performances and caused a major issue in Russia.

Now that tATu was part of the Olympics Opening Ceremony, many fans are trying to decide if Russia is coming around on their rules about human rights or if the performance was just a moment in time to satisfy the world who was watching live. Either way, tATu performing at the Winter Olympics is a step in the right direction for human rights and for people around the world.