Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Nikolaevich

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Nikolaevich

 

(pseudonym of A. N. Fedotov). Born Oct. 15, 1901. Soviet circus performer. People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1963).

Aleksandrov has worked in the circus since 1927, appearing as a trick rider and an aerial acrobat. His act based on a demonstration of sharpshooting was very popular, and he created the attraction “Auto Race in the Air.” Since 1939, Aleksandrov has been a wild-animal trainer and has presented acts with groups of leopards and panthers and with Bengal and Ussuri tigers.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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