Masha Nordbye

Masha Nordbye is a writer and TV documentary producer/director who has journeyed throughout more than 100 countries. She has worked throughout Russia over the past 25 years. Her introduction to the Russian circus came in 1987, when she helped produce a National Geographic special on it. She has been merrily involved with the Russian circus ever since. Her 650-page travel book, Moscow, St. Petersburg & The Golden Ring was published by Odyssey. When not filming documentaries, Masha takes trapeze lessons from circus masters in California, where she lives.


In Search of Terra Incognita (September/October 2020)
The Siberian Tea Road (May/June 2013)
The Unhappiest Country (July/August 2005)
The Magical World of the Russian Circus (January/February 2004)

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