Ogonyok

Ogonyok

Ogonyok (Russian: Огонёк) is one of the oldest Russian weekly illustrated magazines, issued since December 21, 1899. 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.

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