Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Soviet Humor: the Best of Krokodil (Four Stars)

Krokodil was the officially-sanctioned Soviet magazine of humor. As such, it was pretty tame until the late 1980s when the new era of "openness" began. This book is an excellent collection of cartoons which make fun of everything from bureaucracy to the exploited environment, from alcoholism to poor construction. A real insight into how average Soviet citizens really felt.

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