My son brought this video to my attention via a darkroastedblend.com link. Had one of those duuuh lightbulb moment watching it.
quoting from that site .....
"Russian Army Hip-Hop
The roots of breakdance are revealed in this video (with music by Run DMC "It's Like That"). The dance is a mixture of elements of traditional Russian and Ukrainian dances, performed by the Aleksandrov's Russian Army Ensemble.
Roots of Breakdance (Run DMC - It's Like That)