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Russia pays tribute to Soviet-era clown Oleg Popov

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By Euronews
Russia pays tribute to Soviet-era clown Oleg Popov

<p>Russia has been paying tribute to the renowned Soviet-era clown Oleg Popov. </p> <p>The 86-year-old died suddenly on Wednesday while on tour in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don after reportedly suffering a heart attack. </p> <p>Popov became a cultural icon in Russia, rising to fame whilst touring Europe in the 1950s with the Moscow state circus. He also starred in several films. </p> <p>Popov is expected to be buried in Germany, where he had lived since the 1990s.</p>