Saturday, January 26, 2013

Russian Cartooning/Illustration Diversion: Огонёк 1960

Oгонёк (Spark), a Russian and Soviet social-political and literary weekly illustrated magazine was first published in 1899 as a supplement to the "Exchange Gazette". Described as a weekly illustrated magazine for the modern man, Oгонёк was similar in format and content to American magazine, Life. A combination of painted illustrations, photographs and cartooning were used to illustrate stories and articles. Oгонёк has had numerous publishers over the decades of it's existence and at it's peak in 1990 had a circulation of 4.6 million copies. By 2010 this had dropped to just over 60,000 copies. In 2012 under the publishing house Kommersant circulation has revived to around 100,000 copies.


I want to read the book they are reading.

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