Miriam Neirick Recounts the Rise and Fall of the Russian Circus in Her New Book

Neirick, an associate professor in the Department of History, has written a book on the history of the Russian Circus entitled “When Pigs Could Fly and Bears Could Dance: A History of the Soviet Circus”. Published by the University of Wisconsin Press, the book looks at the seven-decade reign the circus had as a cultural mainstay in the Bolshevik-era Soviet Union.