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Newsletter no. 75
13 April 2021

Yuri Nikulin, actor and circus artist, 100th birth anniversary

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On April 17, 2021 (World Circus Day) the State Service of Digital Development under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic puts into circulation a Kyrgyz Express Post postage stamp: “Yurii Nikulin, actor and circus artist, 100th birth anniversary”.

The year 2021 marks 100 years since the birth of Yuri Nikulin (1921 - 1997) - an outstanding Russian circus artist, film actor and television presenter.

Yuri Nikulin was a professional circus artist and worked for about 50 years in the Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard as a clown and as the artistic director. From 1982 until his death, he was the executive director of the circus, which today bears his name.

Nikulin is also famous for his remarkable works in cinema. He fully revealed himself not only as an unsurpassed master of the comedy genre, but also as a tremendous dramatic actor, performing in films made by outstanding filmmakers.

The KEP stamp was designed on the basis of an original work of painter Elena Zaïka, who created a scenic portrait of Yuri Nikulin in 1998. This portrait captured the very last day of this great artist in the circus.

For this stamp, KEP also issues a postcard, which is used to realize a maximum card.

Stamp description

No. 171. 150 KGS. Yuri Nikulin

Technical specifications

Paper: coated, gummed, 105 g/m².
Printing method: full-color offset lithography.
Stamp perforation: comb 14:14½.
Stamp size: 46.00 х 27.50 mm.
Stamp is issued in minisheets of 5 stamps (with 1 label).
Minisheet size: 113.00 x 108.00 mm.
Quantity issued: 4 000 pieces.
Artist: Elena Zaïka.
Printer House: “Nova Imprim” (Chișinău, Moldova).

A special cancellation on FDC will be carried out at the Bishkek KEP Office (729001) on the stamp issuing day.
The first day cover and special postmark
are drawn by Elena Zaïka.
Cover size: С6 (162 х 114 mm).
Printing method: full-color offset.
Quantity issued: 250 pieces.
Endorsing ink color: black.

Postal card for maximum card is drawn by Elena Zaïka.
Printing method: digital.
Quantity issued: 150 pieces.

Stamps, maximum cards and FDCs can be purchased here.

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