CIRCUS entertainers showed off their gravity-defying juggling skills while suspended from an ice wall as they prepared for their upcoming performances.

The Moscow State Circus is staging shows at intu Braehead from tonight until January 19.

Among the artistes on tour are the world's only horizontal pole jugglers Azat Fatkhullin and Denis Yakovlev, who are set to wow audiences with their unusual routine.

The stars took to the Snow Factor 14 metre high ice wall - designed to replicate the kind of experience usually found climbing on Ben Nevis - to juggle ahead of their first show.

The new production, Park Gorkogo, has been created especially for its first ever European tour, and will feature an award-winning cast of Russia's greatest circus artistes who will perform awe-inspiring acrobatic acts.

Audiences will see a flying trapeze of Alievs White Birds as well as star clowns Pavlik and Klava.

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