Interview with Maria Eliseeva, for October Issue of Aeroflot inflight magazine, about the upcoming clown trip to Russia
By Justin Lifflander
1 October 2016
A Funny Story
The founder of non-profit Maria’s Children Arts Center MARIA ELISEEVA on clowns that stay behind
Every November I see Sheremetyevo Airport transformed: strange people in bright costumes and funny hats appear, surrounded by clouds of soap bubbles. In their midst a tall oddity sporting a blue mustache stands out. He marches about the airport with his friends, dressed in giant underpants. This is Patch Adams. “What are you celebrating? The circus left town and the clowns stayed behind?” –Such questions are heard everywhere we go in Moscow and St. Petersburg...