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Presentation of the Ukrainian version of the book "Tintin in the Soviet Union" at the House of Comics
26 October 2020 12:06

Presentation of the Ukrainian version of the book "Tintin in the Soviet Union" at the House of Comics in the heart of Brussels.

Tintin is the first European comic book hero and a symbol of Belgium. Throughout the twentieth century, the whole  Europe was educated and learned about the universe on the adventures of a young Belgian reporter. The 24-book series began with an album about the Soviet Union and its totalitarian regime, including famine and collectivization. In an indefinite area (somewhere between Ukraine and Belarus), Tintin sees the peasants being requisitioned grain and helps the peasants return it so that they do not die of starvation.

Thus, the cult figure of Belgian and European culture witnessed the famine of 1921-23 in Ukraine.

The Ukrainian version of the comic is nurtured by the efforts of many people who do a lot to promote Ukrainian-Belgian relations.

Special thanks to the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former Belgian Ambassador to Ukraine Luc Jacobs and current Belgian Ambassador to Ukraine Alex Lenaerts, Fedir Balandin, Ivan Tusso-Ryabchi and Mrs. Tamara Tochytska, Pinzel Publishing House, thanks to which the world saw the adventures of reporter Tintin and his dog Milu.

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