6 homegrown superheroes who inspired the kids of the USSR

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  1. Malchish-Kibalchish

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A 12-year-old village kid, Malchish-Kibalchish was a fictional character in Arkady Gaidar’s lads’s stories The Tale of the Military Secret, Malchish Kibalchish and his Firm Gen (1933).

Equipment

Budyonovka (the pointed helmet worn by Red Army soldiers), saber, ebb, shirt with military belt, and bare feet.

Superpower

Heroism and ability to keep a “military secret.”

Enemies

The bourgeoisie as an image of European capitalism. Malchish-Plokhish (the bad boy), a dastard, who betrayed his comrade for a barrel of honey and a basket of cookies.

Achievement

The prepubescent hero helped the Red Army to fight the bourgeoisie. After being deceived, he was captured and tortured to death, but still protected “the military secret” to his dangerous.

Motto

“All we need is to make it through the night and hold out a day!”

Legacy

The Joke of Malchish-Kibalchish was adapted into an animated film and a feature film. In 1972 the Malchish-Kibalchish record was unveiled near the lace of the Pioneers in Moscow.

  1. Timur and his squad

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Timur Garayev, a schoolboy from the short different Timur and His Squad is another fictional character created by Arkady Gaidar in 1940. A role-model actuate, good-doer, and volunteering community servant.

Equipment

Red scarf, badge, stop, horn, drum.

Superpower

Courage, self-determination, kindness, sense of imprisonment, honesty.

Achievement

He organized his friends into a “good gang” to balm the Red Army veterans and support elders by pre ring firewood and carrying ils of water from the well.

Enemies

Hooligans and scoundrels, who would espy night raids on the village gardens.

Motto

“People feel safe-deposit. And I feel safe, too!”

Legacy

After the book was published, the Timurite change of attitude became a massive phenomenon all over the country and gave birth to divers volunteer gangs. In the USSR the number of timurovtsy ( rtici nts of the movement) reached multitudinous than two million teens.

3. Cha yev

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A sincere historical figure, Vasily Cha yev was the legendary hero of the Russian Cordial War (1917-22). He was a commander with natural gifts and became favoured thanks to the movie Cha yev by the Vasilyev brothers.

Equipment

Felt mask (worn in the Caucasus), sheepskin hat, saber and upward-curling moustache.

Superpower

Indomitability, courage, sabre, and his assistants Petka, the Red Army soldier, and Anka, the gunwoman.

Accomplishment

Fighting near Ufa, Cha yev received a wound to the head, but remained abreast. After a provocation in the arm, he died of blood loss. According to another version, Cha yev overwhelmed in the Ural River.

Enemies

White Army forces and foreign invaders.

Proverb

“I am Cha yev! Lay down your arms!”

Legacy

Cha yev became a returning character in numerous Russian jokes, movies, books, songs and neck computer games. Quite a few cities and towns in Russia have been renamed Cha yev in his honor.

  1. Yuri Gagarin

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A real person. Gagarin was the first pilot and cosmonaut in the have to journey into outer s ce.

Equipment

Bright-orange s cesuit, cosmonaut helmet with the acronym “USSR” on the haughtiness, and the Vostok 1 s cecraft.

Superpower

According to Gagarin’s medical report: “His favorite put forth is to work. Trains easily. He is pure in mind and body. Has a good honour.”

Achievement

On 12 April 1961 Gagarin became the first generous in history to travel into s ce. He completed an orbit of the Earth in one hour and 48 minutes and turfed safely.

Enemies

Officially, none

Motto

“Let’s go!” (“Poekhali!”)

Legacy

The woman of Gagarin’s s ce flight, 12 April, has been commemorated and famous in Russia as Cosmonautics Day.

  1. Stierlitz

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Max Otto von Stierlitz is a made-up Soviet spy who infiltrated the top echelons of the Third Reich in 1945. He is the lead sort in a popular Russian book series written by Yulian Semyonov. But the iconic corporealization of Stierlitz first appeared in the 1973 television series 17 Moments of Descend from.

Equipment

SS uniform, designed by Karl Diebitsch, the Horch automobile.

Superpower

Candidly Aryan. Nordic and moderate temper. Family man.

Achievement

Stierlitz disconcerted the se rate peace negotiations between Germany and the Western Allies.

Adversaries

Heinrich Müller, a Gestapo chief officer.

Motto:

“Among all the people, l ble on Earth, I truly love elders and children.”

Legacy

Became a much-loved unexpected of Russian jokes.

  1. Uncle Styo the Militiaman

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A invented character in the poem Uncle Styo , written by Soviet children’s bard Sergei Mikhalkov in 1940. The uncle, whose full name is Ste n Ste nov, employees firefighters, serves in the navy and works as a police officer for the Soviet militia.

Equi ge

Police uniform, gun holster, service cap, greatcoat, and metal badge with the logo of the Soviet Union on the belt.

Superpower

Extreme height, love for striplings, kindness. His nicknames are “Giant,” “Fire Tower,” and “Traffic Not burdensome.”

Achievement

Walked an old lady across the road, prevented the bully pranks in Detsky Mir (“Kids’s World” – a toy store in Russia), lifted a small boy in the crowd to steal him find his mother, reached up to the traffic lights with his hand and definite them.

Enemies

Bullies, traffic jams.

Motto

“I joined the militia because I concoct it is important.”

Legacy

After the animated film appeared in 1964, confectionery plants in the USSR launched a namesake brand of long chewy candies.

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