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Kazan Circus

The Kazan circus makes it seem as if a flying saucer has "landed" at the Kremlin's doorstep, and is open to visitors all year round. The shows here feature not only Russian artists from Kazan, but also tour troupes from Russia and world circus stars. A circus school also operates here, which was founded in 1996.

Historical reference

The history of Kazan’s circus is over 100 years old. The first stationary circus of the city was on Bannoe Lake built in 1890 by the founders of the Russian National Circus – the Nikitin brothers. In 1924, the circus received federal status. The present building of the Kazan circus was opened in December 1967. The unusual construction, created by architect G. M. Pichuev and engineers O. Berim and E. Brudny became world famous. Photographs and articles about the Kazan circus filled up the headlines of Soviet and international media, and its creators received numerous awards.


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