THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

akruss1503 April ~ It is often thought that Russians have a dark sense of humour, the type that inspires the thin smile, denoting resignation to the oppressive forces that finally annihilate man. There are, however, a few fans of knockabout, goodtime comedy in the country. One of the most famous cartoon double acts, for instance, is Dmitri the Bear and Fyodor the Jellyfish. Their show, Dmitri and Fyodor Investigate Together the Natural Order of Things, ran from 1960 to 1982, although many felt the last two series ran out of steam somewhat, many of the jokes relying on references to Fyodor's gelatinous bell and his previous life as a party planner. Read more

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