Krokodil magazine was an illustrated Soviet satirical journal, published in the USSR between 1922 and 1991. This blog is related to my PhD project. I am interested in political cartoons and caricature, and satirical journals in general, but specifically the operation of the medium in the Soviet context. I investigate Krokodil in relation to theories of carnival, transmediality and performativity.
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Images of Peace and Nuclear War
Very interesting article on Soviet attitudes to, and representations of, the USA during the Cold War. This is a central theme in Krokodil during the period 1945-1990, and it was the stimulus for most of the academic and/or popular studies of the magazine, but it's a subject which now seems to be getting the revisions it deserves.