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Russian version of The Hobbit

Thanks to boingboing.net, by way of filkertom for this link. Scans of the art from a Russian edition of The Hobbit (though for some weird reason the poster headed it "Lord of the Rings"), along with some clips from an old Russian TV-movie of same. I found it delightful.

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indicolite
May. 27th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
There is a running joke in the Russian internet quoting a Ukrainian translation of the Hobbit that in a lake beneath the caves there live "old Gam-Gam, a slimy monster," (Gollum), with the comment, "Tolkien is not as scary as they translate him."
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