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  Masha all ready wide eyed at lunch
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  • Masha all ready wide eyed at lunch - Omsk
      Masha all ready wide eyed at lunch
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  • The clown act - Omsk
      The clown act
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  • Masha on horseback - Omsk
      Masha on horseback
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  • Masha with her "piggy" ballon - Omsk
      Masha with her "piggy" ballon
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  • Around the ring on horseback - Omsk
      Around the ring on horseback
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The BEST way to see a circus, is through a child's eyes. The awe and wonder is very clear in their vision of amazment. Olga, her daughter Masha and I went out to lunch at a local Italian style resurant and then attended the afternoon circus performance. As in many Russian cities the circus is a permanant "fixture" with it's own building and set routine of acts. One of the MOST amazing acts to me, was something I have never seen before anyehere, Trained cats!! A Russian performer was booked in New York City giving his version of the train cat show. The ticket prices in NYC were nearly $50 to see the show, in Omsk I saw a very similar act and the whole circus was only 300 rubles (approximately $11.
It was a day of MANY firsts for Masha, at 10 years old, this was her first visit to a restaurant.

Address: southern end of Karl Marx Street
Directions: ask / tell any taxi driver! "ya edo v Circ pazalsta"

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  • Updated Jan 10, 2006
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