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Great Moscow State Circus on Vernadskogo

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Address: Vernadskogo ave, 7, Moscow 119296, Russia
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Phone Number: (495) 930-67-57
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Great Moscow State Circus is the largest circus in Europe.

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I loved the show! The only thing I didn't like was the lion show, it felt cruel to me at ine point they were just poking one of the lions with a stick to try and get it to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the show! The only thing I didn't like was the lion show, it felt cruel to me at ine point they were just poking one of the lions with a stick to try and get it to move. The rest of the show was incredible though! I loved the seals and the tightrope walkers were insane! A must... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to afternoon show in Elgin and thoroughly enjoyed the show. We thought that the acts were original and the whole show fast flowing. We enjoy circuses and this was one of the very best we have seen. We hope they return soon. It is a must see show.

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1 Thank Neil M
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was really a great experience with the Russian artistes excelling as usual. I was hoping for a lot more aerial acts, however those that were on really excellent. The seals were my favourite, but I found the snakes and crocodiles pointless. Really a good act overall.

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Thank DebbieEngelbrecht
McMurdo Station Antarctica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I attended both this and the Nikulin Circus in Moscow. I was disappointed with this circus. The acts focused mostly on animals trained to do unnatural acts. I am by no means an animal activist and read the reviews about possible animal neglect and so forth. I decided to check it out for myself and discovered what I believe were... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Thankfully no animals involved. All acts were slick, professional and entertaining lead by professor Wako and sidekick who were like a a Charlie Chaplin duo. Wako's trampoline act was amazing. Ticket prices vary considerably but shopping around on the internet I got very good seats for a mere £14 which represented value for money for a 2hour live performance. Equally,... More 

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Adria, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

Wonderful entertainment for adults & kids. In large, modern building. Easy to reach by metro, Universitet station. Lots of bars & restaurants near the metro for food/drinks before/after the performance.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

While this circus is a lot of fun for children and adults alike, the performances involving animals made me feel very uncomfortable. The trapeze and other gymnastics were really exciting and the clown was also funny. The worst moment was when they brought the bears out. I can see why in Europe we no longer allow animals in the circus.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We saw the K.U.K.L.A. (К.У.К.Л.А.) show. Large cast of very talented and professional performers. Superb costumes. Lions and tigers on stage were very impressive too. The show was very long, 2.5 hours with an interval, but it didn't ever get boring. Unfortunately as I don't speak Russian I didn't understand what story they were trying to tell with the dialogue.... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went to the famous Moscow circus at the evening show which is about 2.5 hours long. Once you get into the building you will be bombarded by junk food, toys/souvenirs for kids and also opportunities to take a photo with various animals including a leopard. The ring is not very big and the seats are very steep so everyone... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great for all ages- so much variety which excited me and kept me on the edge of my seat.Very entertaining but it's warm in the tent dress light and take water.Absolutely loved it!

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