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Мурзилка

Murzilka

Moscow: Detizdat, 1924 - to date

 

Murzilka is an illustrated literary and art monthly published since May 1924 and addresses children from 6 to 12 years old. For all the years of the existence of this children's magazine, its release has never been interrupted. Until 1991, the magazine was organ to the Central Committee of the Komsomol and the Central Council of the All-Union Pioneer Organization named after V. I. Lenin. Murzilka got its name from a little forest man who existed in popular books for children of the late 19th century, a man in a tailcoat, with a cane and a monocle. For the magazine, Murzilka changed to the image of a white puppy, helping everyone who was in trouble. But Murzilka in the guise of a puppy did not last long. In July 1937, Aminadav Kanevskii created a new image of Murzilka: a yellow imaginary fluffy figure in a red beret and scarf, with a camera slung over his shoulder. This image was replaced by a young pioneer boy in a yellow shirt and red hair. In 1959 the yellow fluffy figure reappeared and became anew the magazine’s symbol. The first issue of the magazine was published on May 16, 1924 by Rabochaya Gazeta (Workers Newspaper) in an edition of 20,000 copies with the participation of a group of Komsomol teachers and older journalists. Nikolai Smirnov became the first editor. The magazine published works of Soviet writers, popular science articles, articles about the pioneer movement in the country. In 2011 the magazine was entered in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest existing magazine for children.

 

Reference:

Moscow 2000, p. 135

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