The War against Napoleon in Cartoons

When the Grand Armée of Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812, Russians responded in a variety of ways. Inspired by domestic popular prints and by British caricature, a handful of patriotic Russian artists created the Russian caricature tradition.

Editor - Alexandr Ganyushin, cartoons - Ivan Terebenev, music - "Marсh of the Heros of 1812", Alexey Mislovskiy, text - Stephen Norris


When the Grand Armée of Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812, Russians responded in a variety of ways. Inspired by domestic popular prints and by British caricature, a handful of patriotic Russian artists created the Russian caricature tradition. During the late months of 1812 and throughout 1813 and 1814, the images of Ivan Terebenev would help to define the nature of the war and with it, the nature of Russian national identity.

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