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About My Project

My project is a multi-disciplinary study of Krokodil, investigating issues surrounding the nature of the medium, the cartoons and caricatures which feature in it, and their evolution over time.

I have a collection of Krokodil magazines which includes issues 1-36 from 1952, 1954-1966 inclusive, as well as 1987-1990, and various other issues from other years. I am keen to extend my collection and would be interested in purchasing other issues, especially in whole-year lots. 


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  2. Dear John,
    I am trying to find out how to secure copyright to reproduce an image from Krokodil into a manuscript. Do you know how to do this? Any help would be much appreciated.

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  4. I'm also an avid collector of russian books and other literature. Although I began acquiring the best of russian literature with illustrations, I have recently moved to satire. I have a couple of books by Efimov, Abramov and Kukrinitsky. A couple of days ago I acquired the full 1987 set of Krokodil. I too want to search for all of them. I think the hunt if the most exciting part about it. Good hunting, mate!

  5. I looked into the Russian copyright law ( but it's similar to the U.S. law. You can reproduce an image for educational purpose but you can't reproduce the whole thing just to publish it by itself. For example, if you have an issue of Krokodil you can't reproduce the whole issue and publish it as it is. The Fair Use doctrine is for partial use of any material in order to use it for educational purpose. To publish the whole thing you need permission from the person who own the rights of the material. I tried to find the contact info of the Krokodil magazine but so far I haven't been successful.

  6. WoW! That's amazing what you have collected!!!

  7. WoW! That's amazing what you have collected!!!


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