Creator of 1980 Olympic Mascot Viktor Chizhikov passes away

Viktor Chizhikov
  • Viktor Chizhikov, the Russian illustrator behind the memorable Mishka bear mascot of the 1980 Moscow Olympics, died. He was 84.
  • The artist’s drawings were used in popular magazines, including “Young Naturalist”, “Twinkle”, “Funny Pictures” and “Murzilka”.

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