Photo: Christopher Majka
The 1988 tour of the Moscow circus also featured Soviet strongman juggler Vyachaslav Anokhin who displayed some remarkable skills, juggling up to five bronze cannon balls. He also repeatedly caught, on the back of his neck, a huge, 150 lb. iron ball. He also balances a special frame on his forehead on which, one by one, he catches three cannon balls. Continuing to balance them he then juggles three more cannon balls. Combining strength, creativity, sensitivity and flexibility Anokhin's program is a remarkable one.