MOSCOW (AP) _ Nearly seven decades after her death, the ashes of prima ballerina Anna Pavlova will be returned to Russia for burial, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported Thursday.

Pavlova was born in Russia's imperial capital St. Petersburg in 1881, and she created a sensation dancing for the famed Mariinsky Theater there. She moved to London in 1912, and launched world tours from there that introduced many to the beauty of classical ballet. She died in 1931 and her ashes were interred in London's Golders Green cemetery.

Pavlova's remains will be reburied in Moscow's Novodevichy Cemetery, in accordance with her stated wishes, on Sept. 14, ITAR-Tass said.