The Soviet Union was famous for many things. Its flag, its leaders, its “evil,” and, of course, its multiki (cartoons). After all, who doesn’t recall lazy Komsomol mornings sprawled out on your stomach with a warm bottle of Буратино (Soviet soda) next to you, eyes glued to the TV, hours melting away like ice cream ...
Most people who grew up in the west are familiar with the cartoon character Winnie the Pooh (Винни-Пух) from the A.A. Milne story. And most westerners are probably familiar with the film adaptation by Disney. However, what many don’t know is that the story was also adapted for film in the Soviet Union. From 1969 ...