Machnov, the Russian Giant

Machnov, the Russian Giant

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Caption: The Russian giant Machnov (c.1882-1912). Fedor Alexiovitch Machnov, who exhibited himself in London in 1905, was reported to have been 9 feet 3 inches tall but is more likely to have stood at 7 feet 8 inches. He worked in several circuses.

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