The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an outdated Russian term for a circus animal tamer. In the Soviet circus, the term dressirovshchik is used instead. Likewise, animal taming is called dressirovka rather than ukroshchenie.
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