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The return of the prodigal parrot - Raven
The three series of the “The return of the prodigal parrot” were created right after the Perestroika started: the first one appeared in 1984, the second episode came along in 1987 and was followed by the third one in 1988. It became so popular mostly thanks to its responsiveness to the time it was created: it depicts the trends of Russian life of the time with documental precision—and a great deal of irony to boot.
The films tell us about Kesha, a Parrot who lives with his host Vovka (short for Vladimir, by the way)—a schoolboy who either does his homework all the time, or falls ill and lies in bed. Unlike his host, Kesha is an adventurous type, so in every episode he gets sick of Vovka’s bugging care and ventures to seek something new. He pronounces (usually, sings) his farewell speech and leaves home, only to return before the episode closes, all in bruises and bandages right into Vovka’s caring arms. Kesha tells Vovka how much he hadn’t appreciated the attention and promises to become better in the next episode. But then along comes a new character with a brand-new cassette player, or popping a bubble gum, and Kesha is longing for a better life again. Kesha is mostly jealous of the artifacts of western life that started to enter the lives of Soviet people in the mid 1980s, as part of the Perestroika process. Since the very first Russians went abroad, they started to bring over all sorts of western merchandise—from chewing gum and Jackie Chang posters to jeans, cosmetics, alarm clocks and VCRs. Not surprisingly, most of those items hadn’t been known in the Union, so the demand on them was outrageously high. It was so high, it actually became the centerpiece idea of Kesha’s adventures—and many other people’s adventures in the real life.
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Here you can see the front page of the Krause World Coins catalog. This will appear in June 2012, you have the opportunity to see our products in detail. We assume that with the publishing of the catalog, the prices of the coins will double.
We are very proud to be represented in the 2013 Standard Catalog of World Coins.