In Rostov-on-don said goodbye to the great clown Oleg Popovo. The funeral ceremony was held in the building of the circus. Doors to the circus open to all comers. Oleg Popov died on 2 November during the tour.
Farewell ceremony with Oleg Popov was held at the arena, where was held the last in his life performance. Still on the Circus posters. Only instead of "return of the legends" written "farewell to a legend". Despite the slushy weather, many people came, And those for whom Oleg Popov - favorite childhood clown, and his new audience. Those for whom it was his performance became acquainted with the circus. Today the body of Oleg Popov will be transported to Germany. There's the family's wishes he will be buried. In fact, it is in Rostov - the last opportunity to say farewell to people's artist of the Soviet Union. So here came many colleagues, circus performers from across the country.
Just a week ago this hall was sold out. The arena sparkled with lights, the hall burst into applause. Oleg Konstantinovich greeted enthusiastically. He was full of energy, happy and as always gave pleasure to the audience. He was born in 1930. It was hard, hungry childhood. In 11 years has mastered the profession of a locksmith, which then came in handy: he was making props for their performances. Oleg Popov was subject to many circus genres: juggling, juggling, acrobatics. But he chose the profession of a clown, which made him famous all over the world. The language of his speeches, not needed in translation, was clear on different continents. The nickname "Sunny clown" he received during a foreign tour. The band decided to perpetuate the memory of Oleg Konstantinovich. The Governor announced that the city will be a monument.
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