Wednesday, 6 October 2021

a creature unknown to science

A half a century ago, Soviet television screens were introduced to a stowaway transported in a box of citrus fruits to an Eastern Bloc Anytown and leaves an outsized legacy today. Cheburashka (see previously) in several incarnations, originally created by the author Eduard Uspensky—sort of a Russian Dr Seuss, was not only a vehicle for imparting the universal values of resilience and ostracisation but also a means to criticise the more orthodox and demanding elements in Soviet culture and politics. Much more at the links above.