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Chizh

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Leningrad: Ogiz / Molodaia Gvardiia, 1930-1941

Chizh, an abbreviation for Chrezvychaino interesnyi zhurnal (Extraordinarily interesting journal), was published from 1930 to June 1941, the beginning of the Second World War in Russia. It was published by the Leningrad Detgiz and was an organ to the Pioneers movement. In total 138 issues of the magazine were published. Despite censorship, prosecution (the grievous destiny of many writers and artists) the contents of the magazines were unusual for those times: full of funny ideas and a huge sense of spiritual freedom. In 1928 Marshak became the nominal editor of the children’s magazines Ezh [Hedgehog] and in 1930 of Chizh [Siskin].

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