: Огонёк) is one of the oldest Russian
weekly illustrated magazines
, issued since December 21
. It was re-established in the Soviet Union
in 1923 by Mikhail Koltsov
. The name in Russian means "little flame".
As of 2004 it is issued by the Russian OVA-PRESS (ОВА-ПРЕСС) publishing house.
Ogonyok is the subject matter of the book "Small Fires: Letters From the Soviet People to Ogonyok Magazine 1987-1990" (Summit Books, NY, 1990) selected and edited by Christopher Cerf, Marina Albee and with an introduction by Vitaly Korotich, who was the ex-editor in chief of Ogonyok.