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Culture news, 06.11.2001 18:15

Premiere in the Circus on Fontanka.

circus The new performance named "The great little clown" is devoted to the honoured artist of the USSR Michael Rumyantsev's centenary.

Michael Rumyantsev was born in 1901 in Saint-Petersburg. After graduation from the circus school he played in different performances "a-la Charly Chaplin". In 1934, looking through the album of caricatures of the French artist Karan de Ash, he created his famous clown's mask. The nickname quickly transformed into Russian "Karandash" (Pencil).

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