MOSCOW, January 31 - RAPSI. The Great Moscow State Circus has received no notice of a lawsuit allegedly filed by the British Royal Circus with claims over the former's failure to perform an agreed upon show, Moscow State Circus general director Edgar Zapashny told RIA Novosti.

Some media reports have claimed that a British circus company intended to file a legal claim for compensation against the Moscow Circus' new director for breach of contract. Reportedly, the British Royal Circus had filed a suit over Zapashny's alleged failure to live up to obligations in a 45 million ruble ($1,5 million) contract on the companies' joint performance, scheduled for 2013, with no particular reason. Reports suggest that the British Circus has calculated damages and intends to file a suite for compensation through the Moscow Commercial Court.

"We have not received any notice of a lawsuit. I have not heard anything about a British Royal Circus, or about its shows. Following our request to confirm its legal status, this company has not even so much as sent us their legal address," Zapashny said.