The event was attended by Sergey Belyakov, the Director General of the Russian State Circus Company; Edgard Zapashny, the Director General of the Great Moscow State Circus on Vernadsky Avenue, People's Artist of the Russian Federation; Askold Zapashny, the Art Director of the Great Moscow State Circus on Vernadsky Avenue, People's Artist of the Russian Federation; Artem Adibekov, the Director General of JSC Marka; and Yury Khalyavin, the Chairman of the Trade Union Committee of the Russian State Circus Company.
Mikhail Shuidin (1922-1983) was a Soviet circus clown, eccentric acrobat, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1969), People's Artist of the RSFSR (1989). For many years, he worked in the arena in partnership with Yuri Nikulin. Mikhail Shuidin was a participant in the Great Patriotic War. In 1945-1948, he studied at the State School of Circus and Variety Art named after M.N. Rumyantsev (Karandash). In 1950, he graduated from the stand-up art studio of the Nikulin Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard. Then, in couple with Yuri Nikulin he began to work as a disciple assistant of clown Karandash. After a little while, having left Karandash, Nikulin and Shuydin created a clown duet and kept working together until Mikhail Shuydin's death in 1983. In capacity of clown partners, they enjoyed enormous popularity with the public. Mikhail Shuidin was awarded the Order of the Red Star (1943) and the Order of the Red Banner (1944), as well as other awards.
The postcard provides a portrait of the artist against the background of his performance in the circus arena. The Print Run of the stamped postcard is 1,600 items.