The Jewish Artist Who Created Iconic Soviet Imageries

Leonid Shvartsman created more than 70 animated films and innumerable characters – among them the animated version of Cheburashka. He died on July 2 in Moscow, at the age of 101

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Leonid Shvartsman together with Gena the Crocodile and his good friend, Cheburashka, aka 'the animal unknown to science.'
Leonid Shvartsman together with Gena the Crocodile and his good friend, Cheburashka, aka 'the animal unknown to science.'Credit: Viktor Goriachev
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Leonid Shvartsman and his heroes in the film Crocodile Gena's River.Credit: Vladimir Rodionov / Sputnik / Sp
The Snow Queen / Снежная королева (1957).
A scene from Cheburashka (2010).Credit: CJ Entertainment America / CJ EN

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