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COMMUNISM – PROPAGANDA – WWII: Крокодил [Krokodil] Zoom



COMMUNISM – PROPAGANDA – WWII: Крокодил [Krokodil]

 


 A complete set of the Krokodil magazine, published in 1945. 


Author: Various authors.
Place and Year: Moscow: Pravda 1945.
Technique:
Code: 67581

35, all 4° , (32 x 25.5 cm) magazines – 40 Issues (Some are Double Issues): 1: 8 pp.; 2-3: 8 pp.; 4: 8 pp.; 6-7: 8 pp.; 8: 8 pp.; 9: 8 pp.; 10-11: 8 pp.; 13-14: 8 pp.; 15-16: 16 pp.; 17; 12 pp.; 18: 12 pp.; 19: 8 pp.; 20: 12 pp.; 21: 8 pp.; 22: 12 pp.; 23: 12 pp.; 24: 8 pp.; 25: 12 pp.; 26: 12 pp.; 27: 8 pp.; 28: 12 pp.; 29: 12 pp.; 30: 8 pp.; 31: 12 pp.; 32: 12 pp.; 33: 8 pp.; 34: 16 pp.; 35: 12 pp.; 36: 8 pp.; 37: 12 pp.; 39: 8 pp.; 40: 12 pp. (Good, most issues with light staining and toning, slight marginal fraying; no. 2-3 with small tear left side no loss; no. 10-11 with old opaque paper tape repair to left side, no loss to text, minor covering of some images; no.23 horizonal tear across lower third of first leaf but with no loss; no. 24 with old opaque paper tape repair with minor covering of some text and images; no. 34 with tear to lower left corner with no loss).

The first issue of the magazine was published on June 4, 1922, by the publishing house Rabotschaja Gazeta and from 1932 on by the Pravda publishing house, which lifted Krokodil to the most important political satirical magazine in the Soviet Union. The magazine was mostly mocking the foreign politics, the imperialisms and political opponents of the Soviet Union, such as Leon Trotsky. Krokodil was also known for its strong anti-Semitic tone. 

With its extreme pro-Soviet character, the magazine could survive for over eighty years in a country, which had a strong censorship over caricatures and satirical magazines. 

Until 1932 the magazine was published every month, and after that three times per month. The last magazine was published in 2008. With its extreme pro-Soviet character, the magazine could survive for 86 years in a country, which had a strong censorship over caricatures and satirical magazines. 

€1,800.00