I dragged back a huge stack of books from moscow, mostly children’s stories and fairy tales. I love the Russian Winnie-the-Pooh books. I just found (and got really excited about) some of the Pooh cartoons on youtube which are about 110% better than the bastardised Disney versions. I totally remember watching them when I was little. The voices are brilliant!
There’s an interesting blog about the Russian Winnie-the-Pooh here, if you’re interested in a bit of history.
Did any of you grow up in Russia too? Do you remember any of this stuff? I was obsessed with all Soyuzmultfilm cartoons especially (click for youtube) Hedgehog in the Fog, Malish and Karlsson and Nu, pogodi!. I also loved any book by Nikolay Nosov to the point of obsession.
Here are some pictures from the books I bought: