Mikhail became an animal trainer almost by chance. When he first came to Moscow and rented an apartment, he once saw his neighbor walking his little tiger in the evening.
It turned out the neighbor was working in Moscow's famous Сircus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard.
Mikhail started to help him in the circus, delivering equipment and feeding the tigers.
When the neighbor decided to quit, the circus offered the job to Mikhail, as they saw his incredible ability to deal with predators.