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Changing of the Clown Guard – A Clown’s Life Ep. 6

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Having performed 100 shows in six weeks, Aleksey Emelin returns to Moscow six kilos lighter. He and his wife Irina can’t wait to get back to the Nikulin Circus to see the animals they left behind, especially Busya the donkey and some poodles that were just puppies when they went. When they arrive, they meet Dmitry Shindrov, the sidekick in veteran clown Vladimir Deryabkin’s act, who explains he’ll make his solo debut at the special show in St. Petersburg to mark the 135th anniversary of the Ciniselli Circus. Aleksey is keen to begin seriously playing the drums, which Vladimir introduced him to before he left. After his first lesson, he calls Vladimir, who is in St. Petersburg helping his mother renovate her flat. Alexey has brought Vladimir a special gift from Japan, and the friends agree to meet up as soon as Derbyakin returns to Moscow.


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