OLEG POPOV, 80! A tribute
For more than 60 years he has made the sun shine in the ring.
"What Charlie Chaplin was for the movies, Oleg Popov is for the circus."
Oleg Popov is the most famous circus clown ever. A living legend. No clown in history has played the ring more often than he has: his reprises are like poetry, never hurtful, positive towards the world and full of love for people. He still performs, no longer as an acrobat but as the beautiful "sun clown" who bathes the circus ring in sunshine.
Oleg Popov is inundated with happy 80th birthday wishes from all corners of the world. With this website, the Russian State Circus is paying a tribute to this marvellous artist who still warms the hearts of our spectators every single day.