The House was founded on January, 8, 1912 by Vladimir Leonidovich Durov, born on June, 25, 1863 in Moscow, a famous circus actor, clown satirist, animal trainer, writer, scientist, animal psychologist, the first Honored circus Actor of Russia.
An Elephantine Labor Problem By Carey Scott / The Moscow Times, 4 February 1993
Like many fellow Russians, Alexander Terekhov, a former elephant trainer at the Durov Animal Theater, has lost his job.
February 22, 2001/Moscow, RUSSIA An elephant crushed its trainer, Alexander Terekhov, to death after a performance at Durov's Little Corner, a small animal theatre in Moscow. Interfax news agency said ambulance workers confirmed the incident. (Reuters 02/01)