The other concert was at the Moscow Circus, one of the oldest in Russia. A truly great place: http://www.circusnikulin.ru/lang/eng/file/about/3.html
The performance was brilliant, in the traditions of Russian circus school, not as glamorous as Cirque du Soleil, but masterful and breathtaking.
One little thing caught my attention. In this place, dedicated to fostering children’s love to animals, there was a toy stand with a great collection of toy guns for sale. Comparing attitude to guns in Russia and the US, I see a paradox of sorts. Real firearms are prohibited in Russia, but real-looking toy guns are sold everywhere. It’s the opposite in the US and none of this makes me happy.