It can have its uses though.
Nikita Sergejewich Chrutchov was a squat man with short legs. He was the Party boss in the Ukraine.
One day Stalin invited him to supper.
During the supper Stalin asked him to dance the Russian dance Ripaschka.
A very difficult exercise even to a man less pudgy than Chrutchov.
Nikita Sergejewich did dance Ripaschka. Everybody laughed. He looked ridiculous.
Chrutchov said later: When Stalin tells you to dance Ripaschka, a wise man dances Ripaschka.