Famous tiger and lion trainer Mikhail Bagdasarov dies in Moscow
Famous tiger and lion trainer Mikhail Bagdasarov dies in Moscow
Famous tiger trainer Mikhail Bagdasarov dies in Moscow

In a Moscow hospital, People's Artist of the Russian Federation, animal trainer Mikhail Bagdasarov died from the effects of coronavirus. This was announced by a representative of the Roscirk press service. The famous trainer was 75 years old.

The press service says: “Mikhail Ashotovich Bagdasarov has died. He had covid and was being treated in the hospital."

But the trainer's son Artur Bagdasarov said in an interview with one of the TV channels that he himself does not know anything about the coronavirus, for which his father was allegedly being treated. Artur Mikhailovich said: “He was an absolutely healthy person. He was not sick. We recently toured in Kislovodsk, he came there, and we opened a star in front of the circus. "

The family of the deceased trainer does not yet have any information about his diagnosis. So far, the family has not even been told if he had a covid. When he was admitted to the hospital, he was immediately sent to intensive care, and he was there until his death.

Mikhail Bagdasarov from Baku. He was born in 1945, and from the age of 16 he served in the circus as a uniformist. His teacher in the training of wild animals was Margarita Nazarova herself, as well as Konstantin Konstantinovsky, whom he helped in preparing for performances from the age of 18. In 1973 Bagdasarov created his own program.

In 1991, Mikhail Bagdasarov presented to the public his new attraction, in which 18 Ussuriysk tigers took part - "Tigers Show". Together with him, his daughter and son, Karina and Artur Bagdasarov, performed in the arena.

Now they perform independently, and their program includes not only Ussuri, but also Bengal tigers.

After finishing his career as a trainer, Bagdasarov worked as artistic director of the circus in Nizhny Novgorod, and later in the general management of Rostsikr.

This is the dynasty of tiger tamers. The ancestor of our circus dynasty is Nikolai Yazev. In 1937, while studying at the State School of Circus Art, he was admitted to the troupe of gymnasts on horizontal bars, where he worked until the start of the war. In 1945 he again came to work in the circus in the troupe of gymnasts on a comic horizontal bar. In this number, for the first time in the Soviet circus, Nikolai Andreevich performed the "flying over the horizontal bar" trick.

The father of Arthur and Karina Bagdasarovs - Mikhail Ashotovich - spent all his childhood in the circus. At the age of 18, he began working as a trainer with Margarita Nazarova, People's Artist of the RSFSR. In 1979, Mikhail demonstrated his own attraction based on the Armenian epic "David of Sasun" with the participation of lions, tigers, panthers, jaguars, leopards and pumas.

In 1991, a new attraction "Tigers-Show" with 18 Ussuri tigers was released. In this attraction, Bagdasarov began to work with his daughter Karina. Two years later, the son of Mikhail Bagdasarov, Artur, also took up training. In 2003 Karina and Artur Bagdasarovs were awarded the titles of Honored Artists of Russia. The Bagdasarov Tigers starred in the film "Striped Flight". The Bagdasarov dynasty puts on great shows all over Russia. Their performances include Ussuri and Bengal tigers.

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