On September 7, an official ceremony took place of special cancellation of a stamped postcard dedicated to the 100th Birth Anniversary of Nikolai Olkhovikov, circus artist, People's Artist of the USSR

The event was attended by Sergei Belyakov, the Director General of the Russian State Circus Company; Sarvat Begbudi, the People's Artist of the RSFSR; Anastasia Olkhovikova, Nikolai Olkhovikov's daughter; Yuri Khalyavin, the Chairman of the Trade Union Committee of the Russian State Circus Company; and Khania Betredinova, a design artist of JSC Marka.

Nikolai Olkhovikov (1922-1987) was a Soviet Russian circus artist, acrobat, horse jockey, equestrian juggler and horse trainer. He is an Honored Artist of the RSFSR, People's Artist of the RSFSR and the USSR. Nikolai Olkhovikov began his career in 1929, when he worked in a circus as a jumper on trampolines, a balance-master on a crossover ladder, a rider, a horse jockey and an equestrian acrobat in the Okeanos group under the direction of his father Leonid Olkhovikov. Since the 1930s, he began working as a horse juggler and made himself a name of an innovative artist performing arduous juggling passages without a saddle on a horse that keeps on the course and singing a song. He participated in the Great Patriotic War; since 1943, he worked in the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Transcaucasian Military District. In 1971, he headed the Russian troika circus attraction. He toured abroad, acted in movies. In after years, he wrote a book entitled Encounters with the Circus Past. Reminiscences.

The postcard features a portrait of the artist against the background of his performance on horseback in the circus arena. The Print Run of the stamped card is 1,600 copies.

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