A Collection of Russian Juggling Videos (Part 1)

Because most eJuggle articles are in English or Spanish, and many jugglers don’t know any Russian, it was suggested to me to curate a collection of Russian juggling videos, especially older or lesser known ones, that many readers may not have seen before. I will also try to include some of the best examples of the videos of Russian and Soviet jugglers that you may be familiar with as well. I hope you enjoy these twenty videos. I do know that some of these jugglers have immigrated to other countries and may consider themselves a new nationality. I also apologize if I’ve mistaken someone as Russian who is actually from Ukraine or another country. Feel free to contact me with further examples that I can consider adding to this collection in part three. We’ll start off with some jugglers and videos that might be familiar to you already.

Alexander Kiss

Sergei Ignatov

Evgeni Biljauer


Gregory Popovich

Nikolai Gerasimov

And now some videos and jugglers of whom you might be less aware.

Lydia and Leonid Ignatov

Ivan Kojevnikov

Evgeny Pimonenko


Vladimir Tsarkov

Sergey Zabalotny

Leonid Olkhovikov


Svetlana Skladana


Andrei Popov


Yuri Borzykine




Yuri Biryukov

Ilya Ivantsov

Sarvat Begbudi

Yevgeniy Gromov

Alexandre Frish

We will have more Russian and Soviet juggling acts in part two of this collection, including some team acts and some more modern acts that haven’t gotten enough exposure.

David Cain is a professional juggler, juggling historian, and the owner of the world's only juggling museum, the Museum of Juggling History. He is a Guinness world record holder and 16 time IJA gold medalist. In addition to his juggling pursuits, David is a successful composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and singer as well as the author of twenty-six books. He and his children live in Middletown, OH (USA).

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