Clowns in the Desert
These days, you cannot discuss the world of circus without bringing up the “animal question”
How a Soviet diplomat was impressed by a Russian circus
The word nostalgia in the Russian culture plays a big role. In the ten years that I lived in Moscow, it seemed like everyone was always nostalgic for something
This summer, the U.S. hosted several big circus performances - from the New York-based Big Apple company, all the way to the Golden Dragon Acrobats of China. The only big top missing was that of the Moscow Circus
In the world of circus these days, it’s all about Facebook. And why not? In a profession that is based on travel, on lives built in different countries, performers keep in touch through modern technology
In April, I interviewed former Las Vegas Mayor Jan Jones, who is now senior vice president of communications and government relations for Harrahs Hotels & Casinos, which has its own circus show on the Strip. Absinthe, a tent circus show
The longstanding tradition of citizen diplomacy, once a popular means of improving relations between Moscow and Washington, has come back again
Yury Nikulin had the power to bring together some disparate figures – in the Soviet Union and the United States
What was once known as the classical Russian circus has now become something more akin to characters you’ll find in a theater – odd, creative, esoteric even.
Kim Palchikoff's recent post about a Russian talented juggler proves that juggling circus genre is pretty challenging
Circus performers don't limit themselves to specific venues - they often show off their talent in unexpected places
The path of a circus performer does not always lead to an easy retirement
What's better than people who can juggle? Animals that can juggle
Will America's late night king invite Russian circus performers to show their skills on his show?
Once a gymnast, Vadim Bolotsky found success flying through the air in Vegas only to have his career cut short
Is it possible to cross the Las Vegas strip on a wire?
One thing Sasha Gourev learned in the circus has followed him throughout his life - the importance of determination
The Russian artists sometimes even make mistakes on purpose just to tease the audience and remind them that what they do is very complex
In Vegas, there are Russian circus performers everywhere, not just in the 10 permanent circus show