Clowning around Red Square

  • 1999-01-07
  • Katya Cengel
Katya Cengel reports on how bad times in Moscow turned one geologist into a clown.There is a saying that life either makes you laugh or cry. Irina Baranova, 26, must be one of those who finds merriment in everything. Why else would she be working as a clown in Moscow, a city where the price of milk can triple in a single day? Life in Moscow is nothing to laugh about. When Baranova goes shopping, she buys what there is, not what she wants. On the street she is careful to always carry her passport; if she doesn't, and a cop stops her, she could be fined."They need money," explained Baranova. ...
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