Nikulin Bureaucrat Video (c.1968)

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Yury Nikulin & Mikhail Shyudin, Смерть чиновника ("Death of a Bureaucrat"), at the Old Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard in Moscow. This famous entrée(French) Clown piece with a dramatic structure, generally in the form of a short story or scene. was a satire of the Soviet bureaucracy, in which an ordinary citizen (Yury Nikulin) manages to give at once a civil servant (Mikhail Shuydin) every document and certificate he asks for. It leads to the civil servant's suicide (with a gun that Nikulin hands him when, finally, Shuydin asks him if he has a gun...)! (In Russian) (c.1968)

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