Articles by Kim Palchikoff



Funny Business

Prominent Russian clowns reveal how they achieved fame, what it's like to work outside the state-owned circus and why they're not impressed by their American counterparts.

Funny Business

Prominent Russian clowns reveal how they achieved fame, what it's like to work outside the state-owned circus and why they're not impressed by their American counterparts.

Forces of Nature

A summer tent circus features a vast array of animals, with peacocks, porcupines and even a trained yak performing tricks for the audience.

Forces of Nature

A summer tent circus features a vast array of animals, with peacocks, porcupines and even a trained yak performing tricks for the audience.

The Show Goes on Under Post-Soviet Big Top

I remember the first time I saw Aishada Abakarova, some 10 meters up in the air, high above the stage of the Reno Hilton.

Russian Pitcher Gets a Shot at the Big Leagues

  • 25 July 01
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
SEATTLE — At 2 meters, 19-year-old Oleg Korneyev stands out on the mound, especially when his pitches clock in at 146 kilometers per hour. This may be business as usual for most minor league signees. But in Moscow's tiny baseball world, Korneyev has suddenly become a very big deal. If all goes well, he may become the first Russian to make it to the major leagues. Korneyev, a lanky, right-handed pitcher from the Russian national team, signed a contract with the Seattle Mariners on May 20. He is expected to report to their rookie team in Peoria, Arizona, next month. So what if he's starting at the bottom? No one in Moscow seems to care. Especially not Korneyev. ""I'm really happy,"" Korneyev said in a telephone interview from his apartment in Moscow. ""I had given up all hope. An agent came to see me last year, but he never called me back again. I thought my chances at the big time were all over."" Ken Madeja, a Mariners scout, saw a different future for the impressive teenager.

A Visionary Under the Big Top

Moscow's Health Clubs PICK UP THE PACE

Sneaker Connection: Clubs Get Shoe Tie-Ins

Moscow's Health Clubs PICK UP THE PACE

Tipper Visits School With Fuzzy Friends in Tow

Departing TV Reporter Recalls Russia's History

Magician Flies Into Moscow

Beefcake, Brawn Lose to Brains

Dance Devotees in Moscow Enjoy a Dutch Treat

Bicyclists Ride for Down's Children

Indians Mark 50 Years of Freedom

Bisset's Style Outshines Substance in Moscow

Bastille Day Brie, Baguettes Make French Feel at Home

Fourth of July a Blast for Everyone

Grand Prix Driver Takes Weightless Spin

Dutchman Specializes in Art of the Deal

Canada's Adams Rocks Moscow

Juggling Act: Filmmaker Goes to the Circus

'Segodnya' Wins TEFI Award for Best News

Ethnic Ecstasy

Finally, It's Over

Valentino Opens Moscow Boutique

Brits Do Classics

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