Kyrgyz State Circus – The modernist circus in Bishkek

The peculiar architecture of the Kyrgyz Circus, in what looks like a 1950s UFO, stands out on the far edge of Victory Square. Designed by the architects L. Segal, V. Shadrin, A. Nezhurin, D. Leontovich in 1976.

This UFO-shaped structure was built to welcome circus acts from the USSR and around the world. The circus was a popular form of entertainment for kids in former Soviet Union countries.

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