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Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union: Krokodil's Political Cartoons

John Etty


Krokodil produced state-sanctioned satirical comments on Soviet and international affairs from 1922 onward. Authored by professional and non-professional contributors, and published by Pravda in Moscow, it became the satirical magazine with the largest circulation in the world. Every Soviet citizen and every scholar of the USSR was familiar with Krokodil as the most significant and influential source of graphic satire in the USSR. This book uses an original framework for reconsidering the forms, production, consumption, and functions of Krokodil magazine. It considers the magazine's content, s ... More

Keywords: Soviet Union, Graphic satire, Political cartoons, Soviet media, Ideology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781496820525
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496820525.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Etty, author
Auckland Grammar School