Illustrations to the third volume of “History of the 20th Century through the Eyes of “The Crocodile” Magazine”.
 
“History of the 20th Century through the Eyes of “The Crocodile” Magazine” is a 12-volume edition that is based on caricatures and sketches from the main Soviet satirical magazine “The Crocodile" (1922-1992). The goal of this edition is not only to show the long forgotten comic images and essays, but also to initiate a serious discussion about the century we grew in and the events that changed the world. 
 
Each book has a unique structure. In this particular book the reality, presented in the magazine, is structured as a new world map – the way it would look seen through eyes of the CROKODILE Magazine in the 60s and 70s. There are five non-existent continents – USSR, Pentagon, NATO, Israel and Third World, surrounded by the Black Sea of human faults and social stigma. 
 
 
Chapter opener for the USSR.
Evidently, the happiest and most prosperous of continents, according the the Soviet propaganda
'The NATO contitent'
Well, this is obviously, the 'evil continent', Sauron's tower
'PENTAGON continent'
Cold war was in full swing at the time
'Israel Continent'
 in the 70s Israel was ruthlessly bullied as agressor by the Soviet media
'Third World Continent'
Cuba, China, Angola, Chile, Vietnam and other hot political events of the time, that were highlighted by the Soviet media
THE RUSSIAN VERSION
'The Black Sea'
"The Crocolide" was a social-satirical magazine, so it focused a lot of attention on social satire. The Black Sea is the sea of human faults and social stigma of the era, that surrounds 'the continents'. There are such highly disapprovable things in the Soviet 60-70s as 'long hair', 'religion', 'hooligans', 'smoking', 'idleness' etc.
Full map, with all continents. Caption reads (in style with old maps): "The Latest Presentation of the World as Seen Through the Eyes of the Crocodile"
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A series of illustrations depicting the world in the form of non-existent continents, as seen through the lens of the Soviet propaganda of the 60 Read More
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