Died People’s Artist of the Russian Federation Mikhail Bagdasarov

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People’s Artist of Russia, animal trainer Mikhail Bagdasarov died at the age of 75, the press service of the Rosgortsirk reported on Tuesday, May 4.

“Yesterday, at the age of 76, the People’s Artist of Russia, an outstanding trainer of predatory animals Mikhail Bagdasarov, died,” said the Rosgortsirk on Instagram.

The cause of death of the trainer was the coronavirus, RIA Novosti was told in the Federal Circulation Center.

Mikhail Bagdasarov was born in 1945 in Baku. From the age of 18 he worked under the guidance of the world’s first tiger trainer Margarita Nazarova; he staged his own number “Funny Donkeys” in 1973.

In 1991, Bagdasarov first presented his attraction “Tigers Show”, in which 18 Ussuri tigers participated, and gained wide popularity.

In 1997 he was awarded the title of People’s Artist of Russia, and in 2012 he was appointed artistic director of the Nizhny Novgorod circus. In 2019 he was transferred to Moscow to the General Directorate of Rosgortsirk.