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Remembering MISHA

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Back in the 1980s, Misha (which translates to bear in Russian) was the most popular children’s magazine in India published in English. Within its glossy pages, you were treated to folk tales, science fiction, riddles, photographs,

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pen pal sections, puzzles and illustrations. As an added bonus, it smelled awfully good. Unfortunately the collapse of the USSR spelled death for many Soviet publishing houses (Raduga, Mir and others) and Misha soon became extinct. For years I searched for magazine back issues in second hand stalls all over Bombay finding a tattered copy every once in a while. Even expert book sellers who run bazaars such as the ones in the Fountain area hadn’t heard of the magazine. In the beginning of 2003, I found a man on the footpath in Dadar T.T. (next to the fly over) selling old novels and as I have a nose that is particularly sensitive to valuable and out-of-print literature, I spotted or rather, sniffed a stack of Mishas containing several issues that had been published through the 80s and 90s.

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The moment was, needless to say, exhilarating. At that time I had 120 rupees with me, (roughly the equivalent of 2.5 dollars). I offered the man 100 rupees and he happily gave me the stack without making me resort to haggling. Even If I’d had a 100 dollars, I’d still have given it all to him. The seller had no idea how rare the magazines he was selling were. They were moreover in excellent condition with barely a few creases here and there. No dog eared pages, no silver-fish damage or greasy stains. I really have no idea how much the magazines are worth and don’t plan on ever selling them. For those of you keen on obtaining actual copies, I only have one word of advice- persevere. You never know when you might strike gold. As one of the commentors aptly mentioned, famous second-hand book sellers may not have the rare gems decaying in smaller, more perishable establishments. Before I conclude, I request you to not entreat me to send you a physical copy of the magazine as some have-I do not need your money nor your gifts. Some things just cannot be bought, no matter how trite that sounds.

Update (December 5, 2008) : Thanks to Javi, the Argentinian guy who commented on this post, I will be using ISSUU as a platform for upoading MISHA. It’s fast, convenient and makes for easy reading online by allowing a magazine format. The September 1987 copy is a little tattered as can be seen from the scan. I assure you that most of the other magazines in my possession are in a far better condition considering their age and the abuse wrought on them by the elements of nature and careless vendors.

March 1984: http://issuu.com/arohufish/docs/misha843
September 1987: http://issuu.com/arohufish/docs/misha879001

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192 Responses to “Remembering MISHA”


  1. December 22, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    I havent read any Misha magazines but as a child I read a lot of beautifully illustarted Raduga publication’s children’s books. I still treasure the ones left with me. I used to wonder why you dont get them anymore, not even in bookfairs. I will try and get my hands on some Misha magazines. Are they by any chance available on the net?

    • 2 Sudeshna
      September 18, 2010 at 6:15 pm

      i had one copy at home.My dad used to buy all those Russian books and magazines and preserve them.But by the time i could read only one copy was left of Misha.many copies went missing.I really liked the magazine but didn’t know its name.the cover page was torn.It was a unique magazine.The pages were really cool and the illustrations were funny.At the back the pen pal section was there.There was one more magazine called Soviet Desh in Assamese language.I still have a few copies at home.Besides all these there were some awesome children books published by raduga prakashan.Alas many of these books are not available now.I have read many children books but none of them can be compared to their Russian counterparts.I miss those days.I have kept those books safely and even now I take them out from my bookshelf and enjoy reading them like good old days.I have been looking for a book where the main protagonist’s name is Shiskine and Vitya(i am not sure if the spelling is correct).I have the translated one .I couldnt find any english translation till now.Its good to see I am not the only one who misses the golden era of Raduga prakashan and former USSR.

  2. December 24, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    The only place they are available is on E Bay. There was one seller who was offering 10 copies for 28 + 20 dollars but 8 of them were in Russian. I would suggest that you carefully search in used book stores. You never know when you’ll get lucky.

  3. 6 boris prashant
    January 2, 2008 at 10:12 am

    hi,

    if you happen to have the english edition of the magazine plz do leave a reply msg at my mail id.

    nice post.

    -boris

  4. 7 Shriya
    January 16, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Hey,
    A friend of mine and I were having this discussion on books and discovered we both read Misha as kids. This is what prompted me to look it up on the net. It’s great to know there are so many people out there who loved the magazine as well
    I think have about two years worth of copies with me and they are all in good condition.

    • 8 Simmi
      October 22, 2010 at 10:40 am

      Yeah!!! it was a very good book…even i subscribed the same for few years…
      just remembered the book for my kids’ sake…but unfortunately cannot find it anywhere now !!! can anyone help by giving clues on how to subscribe??

    • 9 Vrajesh
      October 13, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      Hi Shriya, can you please let me know where can i get old MISHA comics …

  5. February 12, 2008 at 8:12 am

    man, i remember the magazine…
    it was too beautiful.
    my mother subscribed it fr me and i used to read it filled with wonders.
    it really took me away from the reality to a world full of colour and stories, games, puzzle…
    unfortunately, when we left home, we left all our belongings there so i guess my relatives must have sold it to the first kabariwala to get few paise…
    but after almost 20 years, i yearn fr it, i miss it…

  6. 11 Freelancer
    February 21, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Man I was reading this stuff in Hungarian. They published it in every language of communist countries plus English. Man I am searching for a full scanned collection.
    Yes this is priceless. I hope that one day one collector will scan all and publish in electronic format.

  7. 12 out of the balkans
    March 1, 2008 at 7:35 am

    Hi.

    Misha the bear was my hero. I also nicknamed my father “misha” because I thaught he looks like Misha the Bear.
    I`m from Romania, and this magazine was the magazine of my childhood.
    Anyway, I`m verry happy because I found this blog. This post makes me nostalgic.

    Wish you all the best.

  8. 13 makhan
    March 7, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    it was a good magazine. it was first of that kind. we really enjoyed it. my father subscribed it for us. after almost 20 yrs we still remember it. I hope that one day one collector will scan all and publish in electronic format.

  9. 15 Ram
    March 12, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Hi, I’m ram. Misha is my favourite book as a child. The stories from Misha were my bed time stories. I’ve looked a lot for these books but didn’t find any. I really liked readin the stories n i can never forget the feel of it. The way i used to fantasize while i used to read the stories was really a wonderful feeling. I appreciate thiss forum for remembering such a wonderful thing.

  10. 16 Misha
    March 21, 2008 at 12:20 am

    Hello! My name is Paula, I´m from Argentina, and I use the nickname “misha” ever since internet exists due to the magazine I read so happily when I was a child. My grandpa bought them for me, and I really enjoyed it!
    I can´t believe I found this forum!
    Love from Argentina!

    Pau (alias Misha)

    • 17 Yonny Montero
      August 11, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      I really feel good when I saw this forum too. I grew up reading this magazine. I from Cuba. Thank’s for this work.

  11. 18 Neha
    April 12, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    I guess you’ll always have suddenly nostalgic MISHA lovers stumble across your blog and secretly feel jealous 🙂

  12. May 1, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    I woke up on this May day morning with an urge to read my fav long lost Russian folk tales and as I traced back the memory lane, was reminded of one my fav magazine Misha. And yeah those pen palls section, wow I think i even wrote to one, don’t remember.

    Was hoping would find something online but no luck. Bumped into this page, so glad you preserved some of them. Sad how such nice things extinct…

  13. May 2, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Hi, I am so thrilled to find an entire community of Misha fans! I read Misha as a kid but – sadly never subscribed to it. At the time I remember my Dad used to buy them for Rs.1 each! I’m so glad you found some Mishas. I am so tempted to go look for them in second hand bookstores immediately! I have some other Russian books – a Russian book of fairy tales and a Russian children’s book – both in English – which I treasure. But I really love Misha and wish I could lay my hands on some of its old copies.

    Regards,
    Moushumi

  14. May 2, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Moshumi-

    I am sure there are some vintage copies kissing the dust somewhere-you’ve got to keep looking. It took me 6 years to find them.

    Sanjukta-You’re very welcome. I specialize in the art of the memory lane.

  15. 22 Kirti
    May 7, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Reading inputs from babayaga threw me back in time when I used to be a subscriber for Misha in the 80’s. As a chiled I woule wait for the postman to come with the international post! I have never come across any other mag like Misha yet. I would urge babayaga to publish those mags online or find some other way to share it with all of us Misha fans please. And yes I will definetely look for this one in the sunday book market on footpaths in lanes of Old hyderabad. (me from hyd)..take care and cherish the good old days…

  16. 25 arvind
    May 19, 2008 at 6:30 am

    Wonderful to know that there’s a community of us here that grew up reading misha!

    I remember rushing to the book exhibitions every year in delhi, to catch my latest editions. Alongwith my indrajals and amar chitra kathas, they were my favourite reads as a kid. Actually, before i gave them all away, i must have had around 50 or more mishas, and many other russian children’s books and fairytales.

    I too have been searching for them everywhere for the last few years. I’ve looked in bombay, calcutta, madras, lucknow, bangalore and delhi, and was able to find only one tattered copy in calcutta, whcih is hardly even recognizable (i think it must have been homeless during the rains). However, without even looking for them, i did find some amazing old russian illustrated sci-fi from the 50s and other russian miscellanea in king’s circle, bombay, which is imho an underrated, but much better source for rare finds than fountain (atleast was 4 years back).

    Baba Yaga, you must have been very lucky to find what you did!

    Ok, this is a humble request to all you guys out there with copies. Please try to up some anywhere on the web, so us not-so-lucky diggers can also float in some sweet nostalgia…:)

    If you don’t know how to do it, let me know. I’ll try to link you to a good tutorial or two. Of course, you’ll need access to a reasonably good scanner.

    For those of you who were also into indrajal, there’s lots of it to be found on the net.
    Go here for a good collection: http://www.esnips.com/web/pbhalerao-IndrajalComics

    Cheers all and good luck!

  17. 26 kartikey
    June 2, 2008 at 6:46 am

    MISCHA i have spent months tryign to find them i wuz very young as a kid and still remember them as being the first set of books i acctually loved reading man i miss those boks some times i believe i wuz born into the wrong decade i want to be a 70’s child not 80’s oh the soviet union adn the cold war the simple life lol

  18. June 3, 2008 at 2:49 am

    Arvind-

    Thanks for your enthusiastic comment and the link to the Indrajals. If only I had my Mishas with me, I would’ve been more than willing to scan and upload them.

  19. June 5, 2008 at 8:01 am

    Im another Misha fan…. My mama-ji subscribed me this magazine… and i have got many issues with me tilll now. I restored all the torn pages / covers.
    I wish they start this magazine again.
    There was something about those illustrations in that magazine which inspired me a lot for too many reasons.

  20. June 7, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    I really miss them
    I have 1 and a half magazine with me
    one day i will scan them and share it with u all after june 29 (i have an imp exam)… (only if i get through the exam)

    anyways,
    best regards,
    never expected i would find fellow misha lovers on the net

    swarooptheone@gmail.com
    (in case i got thru the exam and i forget to scan them, poke me to remind)

  21. 30 Sandeepa
    June 10, 2008 at 4:13 am

    I read Misha as a kid, my parents had subscribed it for me.At that time, I didnt know anyone else who read it which led me to believe I was probably the only subscriber.
    Until many years later, in collge, I came across a couple of friends who were also Misha fans.And now, to come across this post and to realise that there were people all over the world reading this while growing up, its just wonderful.
    For the sake of timelessness and pricelessness, I wish someone fortunate enough to still have some copies scans them.Would love to have atleast the scanned copies.Its one of the “happy places” in my mind.

  22. June 10, 2008 at 5:47 am

    This post is garnering the most number of comments on my blog- some tidings…I might soon (by the end of this month) be able to upload e-copies of some issues.

    Swaroop-I’ll be sure to remind you. Thanks for your generosity.

  23. 32 Radomir
    June 24, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    I’m from Slovakia and I’ve been buying this mag regularly as a basics school pupil from 1986 to 1989. Absolutely loved it! AFAIK USSR has been exporting it mainly abroad to schools where kids were studying Russian language.

    Unfortunately when I grew up a bit I needed space in our appartment, with me not having my own room, and my mom decided to get rid of stacked old magazines – and so 4 volumes of MISHA ended in paper scrap collection service. Now I’m sorry for it as these magazines were part of my childhood and I could spare at least few issues.

    I can only guess what would some enthusiast collectors pay for these 4 volumes.

  24. 33 Kedar
    July 8, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Surely, you will be doing such a huge serivce to so many people by proving e-copies to the interested readers. Everytime I think of it, it makes me so emotional.

    Well, you have my email id. If you have already scanned the magazine, please send it to me.

    thanks!

  25. 34 Anjali
    July 9, 2008 at 7:06 am

    Hi all,

    I am very surprised and happy to find so many ppl who have such fond nostalgic memories of Misha as me…..If anyone has the scanned copies, pls do mail them to me, it will be a great service….

    Anjali

    anjali.jn@gmail.com

  26. July 13, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    I’ve uploaded a scanned copy of Misha “3/1984”. Feel free to pass it on to your cherished ones; I’d greatly appreciate it if you could give this blog some credit. :–)

  27. 36 Piyadasi
    July 14, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Man! you made my day 🙂

    You have done a great service to the 24 something crowd in india , as they were the ones who romanced this mag way back.

    However miss that beautiful beautiful smell very badly 😦

  28. 37 Anu R
    July 18, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Thanks for scanning and uploading the copy of Misha. You are indeed lucky to have been able to get your hands on those magazines. I have been trying for ages and no luck. I used to have some of the books, that somehow got wet, and rotted completely with mildew and stuff. It was very kind of you to upload the scanned version to share them with other people like me. I can’t express how happy I was to be able to look at it. My eyes scanned greedily at every single image and word, even the staple pin marks. Those books represent the best part of my childhood summer vacations in India.

    Anyways, I don’t know how we would work out the logistics, but you say you are swamped.. So if you need any help scanning and uploading them, let me know, I would more than glad to help.

  29. 38 Jacob
    July 21, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Some old English/Hindi Russian children’s and other technical books are up for grabs at http://members.tripod.com/rajanpunhani/rare_soviet_moscow_books.html

    This guy also has some old hindi issues of soviet sangh and soviet naari. I remember reading the glossy soviet naari with beautiful pictures of Russian countryside girls.

  30. 39 Nidhi
    July 24, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Hi!!!

    It was really great to see someone who remebers Misha. I used to read them when I was child and what I have now left is a single page which I have kept with me all these years as a treasure.

    It would be gret if you can share more of books you have with us

  31. 40 Vishwa
    July 28, 2008 at 7:09 am

    Hey! I’m glad I found your page! I cant thank you enough cause I really enjoyed reading these magazine when I was a kid in bangalore ,, hope you could upload more of these! Take care!

  32. August 17, 2008 at 12:43 am

    hi,

    well its great to knw tht u still pposees some copies of misha..wht do isay as i child i used to get one ech evry mtnh …for straight three years…bt now hv none..i remmeber its pages so well..they wd take me into a dreamworld…if somehow i cn mage to get hold of one…i wd be so happy to share it with others…n yes we do get dm on net bt cnt be shipped to india…sad.. well hopefully u will load some on the net …wd love to read the stories…thankyou n tk cr

  33. 42 labani
    September 25, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    i am so happy to meet so many MISHA lovers…and thank u babayaga forur effort,but the file seem to be corrupted.so please upload it again

  34. 43 Mentor
    October 9, 2008 at 8:55 am

    GOD….i am speechless.
    I loved Misha…for all the reasons.
    Can anyone of you scan and post those books in english.
    Mishaaaa I am missing you…believe it or not i am with tears rightnow.

  35. 44 nishant
    October 25, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    i really had no idea that so many persons had read misha . i read them as a child n still remember the colourful n glazed pages. as a child reading misha was like a journey to wonderland. even now as i write i m overcome by nostalgia, the feeling is simply overwhelming. i m glad that people still miss the little bear(misha).

  36. 45 Tuttu
    October 28, 2008 at 8:40 am

    Hi!

    I miss Misha too. Is there any way to get at least one English copy. Please e-mail me if you can. I will send you my postal ID and a guaranteed gift if you do pal!

  37. October 28, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    I will be uploading a new copy shortly. Have a wonderful holiday season!

  38. 47 Kaniska
    November 4, 2008 at 7:28 am

    When is the next episode coming dude .. and thanks a lot for the one you have already uploaded.

  39. 48 ADITYA GOEL
    November 7, 2008 at 8:41 am

    It’s not only MISHA but all the russian books that i got with me. No doubt this was among the best Children leterature. I still miss some books, that i got to read but could not buy. but since USSR got break up it’s impossible to find these books unless from personal collection. Luckily i belong Jaipur and one of the two offices of Raduga Publications happens to be in Jaipur. But they are also left with medical/Engineering books and some literature of Gorky, Tolstoy etc. Would like to buy the books from personal collection if someone wants to relinquish.

  40. November 8, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    Aditya— “Would like to buy the books from personal collection if someone wants to relinquish”.

    Are you like kidding ? Who will part with these mags? They are super rare.

  41. December 3, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    can you sell me on what do you need for one copy

  42. December 4, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    @javi – Thank you for the link to the Spanish Edition.

    @Marcy – You mean you’d like to buy a copy? I am not sure I’d want to sell – I have no shortage of money now and even if I do sell, it’s going to be at a ridiculously steep price. So you have a better option of sleuthing for the magazine in second hand book stores.

  43. January 17, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Thanks a lot for sharing the treasure! I understand perfectly your reluctance to share the physical books. 😉

    You could also use scribd to share the PDFs & allow downloads. 🙂 http://www.scribd.com/

    BTW, I remember only the invent your story on pg 28 of the March 1984 issue of Misha. Was just about 5.5 myself back then 🙂

  44. 55 Mythreyee
    January 17, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Thank you soooooo much for sharing these!! Waitin eagerly for more 🙂 and also, could u make the PDFs downloadable on issuu? or give a separate link for the same? would be great if u could! 🙂

  45. 56 labani
    January 21, 2009 at 11:55 am

    the september 1987 issue is not allowed to be downloaded from the given link (http://issuu.com/arohufish/docs/misha879001?mode=embed&documentId=081206105206-201c75824ff44a928bd65d258ec90b75&layout=grey)
    can u send it to my email id labani_roy@yahoo.co.in or post a link from where it can be downloaded?

  46. 57 labani
    January 29, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    sombody have scanned copy of “Raduga publication” books?

  47. 58 Megha
    February 7, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    I had some very good moments with this magazine as this was my first one which made me a avid reader right from my fifth grade in Kendriya Vidyalaya where my library has a great collections of Russian Bedtime story books and now i am searching the same for my 4 year old kid.

  48. 59 oldguy
    March 3, 2009 at 4:21 am

    Happy to find what I always wanted, but found never. My kid should know what I read in my childhood and what they are missing now!

  49. 60 Alex.
    March 12, 2009 at 1:27 am

    Hello!

    I am another “MISHA” lover from Romania. Those magazines were simply great, especially for that period of time. I was re-reading them the other day and wondered how come that the Soviet Union allowed this magazine be published. And how come that the other communist countries allowed it to “penetrate” their territories.

    Besides beautiful illustrations, many nations’ folk stories and really smart, intercultural approach, “MISHA” was connecting its readers to the capitalist world by sharing all kind of information from countries such as Sweden or the UK etc. Plus, they were a medium for pen-friend-linking, which again amazed me taking into account that at least in my country corresponding or having relations to foreigners was very unusual and frustrating. The Communist intelligence service was controlling everything and having any kind of suspect relations to foreigners could have sent you to jail in no time.

    What do you think about these things? Was it only my country in this situation? Even if it was the only one, why do you think that they did allow “MISHA” to be read by Romanians as well?

    I would have the curiosity to talk to Romanians that were able (or weren’t they?) to have foreign pen-friends established through “MISHA”. I would also like to know what happened to “MISHA” and when they ceased to publish the magazine. My mother cannot remember.

    “MISHA” was an extraordinary magazine for those times and especially in that political context. It now realize that it was very strange. Its brilliance would be welcomed also today, when children do not have such smart magazines anymore.

    I wrote a lot, sorry. I miss my childhood, with “MISHA” being an interesting aspect of it.

    Alex.

  50. March 13, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Alex-

    Thanks for sharing. It is evident that Misha meant a whole lot to you, as it did to thousands the world-over. It is interesting that Misha wasn’t monitored by the authorities; so in a way, the magazine played its role against communist repression by bringing children from around the world together. And yes, the feeling of having lost something precious and fragile is palpable for us, readers of Misha and children of the you-value-the-little-you-have generation. Do feel free to post again anytime you want and don’t worry, your voice will be heard here.

    Warm regards,

    BY

  51. 62 Tejpal Singh
    March 21, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Thanks for posting these. I used to read those as a child, but can’t remember when and why they stopped publishing. I tried to find out about these from a few colleagues from Russia, but surprisingly they had never even heard about Misha. I am glad that I came across your blog. Can thank you enough for sharing.

  52. 63 Deepa Mithra
    March 27, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    oh my god!! i can’t believe my eyes..i used to read them as a kid and had this crazy habit of cutting out the pictures from the pages and collecting them!! the magazine was truly entertaining for me and i would wait eagerly everytime for its delivery. my sis and i would always fight about wanting to read it first and never did it occur that we could read it together!!:P sadly, i don’t have the magazines or the pictures now :(. amongst all the other books that were published back then, Misha is the only one that managed to steal my heart!! Thanks a million to you babayaga for posting them online. i can’t even tell u how ecstatic i am rite now about finding your blog!!

    Best,
    deepa

  53. 64 praveen gahlot
    March 29, 2009 at 8:22 am

    hi friends, i naver read this magzine, but i read many soviet books(translated in hindi).i have many books of mir publication, raduga , pragati prakasak.i am trying to scan and upload on net.1 more thing i have 2 copy of soviet magazine called soviet bhoomi. if you want some soviet books , then find th ecommunist centre in your city and ask for the books related to communist.because after 1990 russia send many books include children book,magazine in indian coomunist party centre. 1 more thing people publishing house (new delhi) and rajshthan people publishing house have many soviet books translated in hindian and english. if you r going in book fair then go to people publishing house stall and pls buy those book, and try to keep alive soviet book.

  54. April 3, 2009 at 1:18 am

    Thanks so much for scanning these magazines. Just today, I was writing a post on my blog about a little library that me and brother used to run in summer vacations while growing up in the 80s and Misha was one of the offerings in our librarr. They used to have a centrespread in each issue and I remember one gorgeous spread of the three musketeers. I had it cut out and was hanging opposite the mirror in front of our sink, so that everyday I brushed my teeth I could see that picture in the mirror. Thanks again for all the memories and if you find the three musketeeres paintaing I will be indebted for life.

  55. May 26, 2009 at 7:27 am

    I’m glad to find so many fans for the magazine all over the world. Even in your blog this post seems to be the most popular. I’ve 16 issues from 1987 to 1990. You can see the scanned covers in my blog here.

    • May 26, 2009 at 10:54 am

      Hey, thanks for the link to your blog. My Tamil reading skills are unfortunately rudimentary and I couldn’t leave a comment there. Anyway, I am thrilled and upset that you have so many copies of Misha. More thrilled than upset actually but that is besides the point; could you scan some of them to share with other readers?

      Meanwhile, for those interested in Misha covers, please visit the link the guy above has provided.

      Cheers,

      BY

  56. May 26, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    I am from Bangalore, India and Misha was one of the best childrens magazines I ever read or would ever read.. Wow they were golden days.. golden memories.. Glad to know so many of them have the same feeling..

  57. July 13, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Am glad I found this post. Am another one of those who had Misha as a part of their childhood. I am also one of the fortunate few who still have about 35-36 copies of the famed magazine and cherish it thoroughly. Will try and scan and post them whenever I can.

    P.S: Would like to use that first pic of for a post in my blog.

  58. 72 Lakshmi Balaramane
    July 21, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Hi Swetha

    Thanks for this blog.I used to read Mischa comics as kid in the 80s. Such golden days. It is great you uploaded some soft copy. Misha, Tintin, Asterix, Tinkle, etc.. are such treasures. Thanks for creating this blog. You are the best. Keep posting. Glad to see so many people treasuring Misha.

    Cheers L Balaramane

  59. 73 vamsi
    July 22, 2009 at 7:25 am

    At 30 ++, still want misha reborn. can there is any options of getting misha books in electronic format as PDFs? or does any reseller available in india any body qoute some more information….
    thankyou

  60. July 27, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Swetha-you can use the pic and thanks for visiting my blog.

    L Balaramane-uhh…actually, this is my blog.

  61. 75 Praveen
    August 2, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Yes, I remember Misha. I should be 2 or 3 years old when we subscribed it, i barely knew any english alphabets then… but the pictures and photos of this magazine is simply amazing… I also remember many story and science books from Raduga and MIR.

    Vasili Mitrokhin Archive reveals KGB’s extensive penetration of governments throughout the Third World-the battlefield on which the U.S.S.R. sought to achieve global supremacy. India happens to be one of it. If I am not wrong circulating soviet published books to Third World countries to potray U.S.S.R as a heroic is a part of that propaganda too…

    Anyway keeping that aside, I have some excellent memories of this magazines.

  62. 76 Subrato Das
    October 9, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I am a Misha fan too. Wow I never realised how many Indians and other non-Russians loved Misha. Please please tell me where I can read them online. And Rohufish you are one lucky guy to get all those magazines. I gave my entire collection to my cousins. Do not know if they still have them.

  63. October 28, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    I didn’t knew MISHA is still loved ! This is such a great surprise!
    It must be one of the good old classic things that don’t have age.
    I have in my native country many MISHA magazines, I think they are in russian language.The translation should not be a problem nowadays.
    I remember I use to keep them in order always.
    In a few months I will take them here.

  64. November 5, 2009 at 9:14 am

    Oh! how I loved this magazine…blessed are souls who still have copies of this wonderful magazine….

  65. 80 Ramya
    November 28, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Hey,
    I used to read misha as kid and I love this book. we sisters used to be in que to read them. I have a kid now and when I tell her the stories , I remembered misha and such nice stories in them and now I miss it. I was searching for this book in google search thinking that may be I can find something abt this book or thought could find it online and read them.I am surprised and happy to find so many people like misha.

  66. 81 BlooBloo
    December 5, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    I love Misha soo much!!! 🙂 The stories, illustrations, craft works, penpal page everything was soo good to read when I was small.. I still see and read it when I go home 🙂 I got a big bunch of the magazine gifted to me by a friend, I miss it 😥 Happy to see a lot of Misha fans here 😀
    Hi all!! 😀

  67. December 27, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    I think those of us who read Misha while growing up know that a small part of those books make us what we are today.
    I feel nostalgic thinking of those days at the beginning of the month when I would be restless waiting for the postman to pull out that one folded Misha with a brown paper address wrapper down its middle.
    I would love to make a catch like the one you made 🙂

    • 83 sumeena
      July 30, 2010 at 7:20 am

      Awww… I just had tears in my eyes. I DOOOO miss Misha. I remember I would put the copy under the bed to straighten it out.

  68. 84 AMAR KUMAR
    January 16, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    i am searching for a picture from MISHA’S picture gallary made and took by Georgy Kuprianov of the characters of I.A.Krylov’s fable “The Quartet”.
    Can you please help me find this picture is from one of Misha’s Old Edition.
    Thank you.

    • 85 shaikra
      January 25, 2010 at 9:15 am

      Hi iam also a big fan of misha. I think those of us who read Misha while growing up know that a small part of those books make us what we are today.If anyone of you have copies of misha can you please send me a scanned copies of misha.

  69. 86 madan
    March 28, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    hi ap kismat wale ho maine bhi jagah jagah kahak chani. par mere past 25 copis hai or kuch sovieat bhumi and soviet nari ke bhi hai

  70. 87 samiksha
    March 31, 2010 at 9:04 am

    please scan and upload them!!!! I will get the print outs for my kid…. I dont want him to miss him to miss these out…..
    I loved them

  71. 88 Basavaraj. H. Kurgund
    April 6, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Hi,
    Misha magazines were great. I do remember having a look at them in my friend’s house. They are very nostalgic. Thank you.

    Regards,
    Basavaraj. H. Kurgund.

    bkurgund@gmail.com

  72. 89 Prokhor Rudra
    April 8, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I am thrilled, really. After more than 3 years from my first experience with internet, only today i Googled for MISHA, my sweet childhood friend. I am amazed at finding the blog, reading the entries and instantly felt connected to you guys.
    I was happy to know there are so many people around who have read Misha as a child – like me.
    I still remember those days of early 80’s , when postman brings those large envelops.
    We used to see those beautiful illustrations, trying to decipher the stories from the images (I was able to read and write Bengali then,but no English )and waiting eagerly for our father’s return.
    In the evening, sitting upon my father’s lap , I used to hear the stories of distant lands.
    After the fall of USSR , the mag suddenly stopped to arrive. Before than nobody in our family cared about preserving the old issues, my elder brother used them to make cover of his exercise books (pity).
    In the new millennium, I found many childhood book i loved to read in college street (Kolkata) , but not a single issue of Misha.
    I do have 5 or 6 English issues still left 🙂 which i am going to upload within a couple of week so that anyone can download them . It is a small return of favor for the people who have shared so much resource and knowledge in the internet.
    (I have to spent one Saturday scanning the issue in my office as i have no scanner).
    I will provide the download link here.Suggestion about any free uploading site is welcome.

  73. 90 labani
    April 9, 2010 at 9:13 am

    @ 79 Prokhor Rudra you can try to upload the files on http://www.esnips.com,www.rapidshare.com,www.4shared.com

  74. 91 Sheeza
    May 17, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Hey i didnt knw misha was famous i gt a second hand copy 8 years back when i was 10 and was thinking of throwing it away…i was lucky 2 browse abt it bfore dat n i den fnd this blog.By d way it’s still in gud condition.

  75. 92 nayan sarma dibrugarh
    June 27, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    misha magazines were great.awesome……..

  76. 93 Neha
    June 30, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    i can’t helping feeling like the set of Mishas whose photo you have posted were once mine. i used to have the exact same issues in perfect condition before my mom threw them away when e moved . my favourite on was the one in the middle with the snow scenery and the boy on the sledge. Recollection of lost childhood artifacts can be painful.

  77. 94 sumeena
    July 30, 2010 at 7:17 am

    I am so touched to see this. My mom used to buy Misha for me. I have been married for 4 years now and during the course of a conversation with my hubby, I discovered we both read Misha as kids. From then on, we have been dying to get our hands on one copy so that my lil daughter can read the comic I read as a child.
    Thank you so much for scanning and putting this online. It was refreshing and reminded me on my childhood where kids actually read books!

  78. 95 Srikanth Chakravarthy
    August 16, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Wow, that’s a lot of MISHA lovers..my kind. I am from Bangalore and have read a lot of MISHA magazines in the 80’s. Now that my daughter is 4+ years old, I decided that she should get to read some magazines and the first magazine that came to my mind was MISHA. It is thrilling and great to know that I can turn to somebody (or somewhere on the internet) for those books. I am more than pleased to read and show those precious books to my daughter.

    Thanks for sharing those books online.

  79. 96 MV
    September 13, 2010 at 7:16 am

    T_T , I remember all the pictures and stories.. of Misha and all Soviet Union, Travel magazines, childrens publications, Raduga publications books..Good old childhood memories make me cry. I remember the last soviet union cover page , the beautiful painting of a boy sleeping on grass…it was such a misery.. Yogori, Ivan…my god Jamila all those books they are killers… Love them…
    Thanks for this post such a lovely time ..

  80. 97 Memorias
    October 6, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Please please please, upload the other Misha magazines. I can’t wait to read them 🙂

  81. 98 Dhiviya
    October 7, 2010 at 7:21 am

    I am really happy to find co-lovers of Misha. Most of my early school English opulence was only due to Misha. Looking forward to Misha-style-range magazines in future!

  82. 99 vasundhar
    October 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    I have quite vivid memory of this wonderful magazine
    My Grand father used to subscribe and bring it to me every time.

    I remember a guy launching a small toy rocket in one of those pages,
    May be its one of the motivators for me to love physics …

    Now I want to see such a magazine for my kid too 🙂

  83. 100 Nidhi
    October 15, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    My mother used to subscribe Misha magazines for my sis & me.We used to wait eagerly for the postman to bring them.Those stories & riddles in the glossy pages-wow!Is there any way in which i can subscribe for Misha magazine? I want to relive my childhood memories with me reading it out to my kid.

  84. 101 Simmi
    October 22, 2010 at 11:13 am

    even i remember eagerly waiting for the postman-uncle to deliver our ‘bundle of joy’ – MISHA – every month along with my brother and sister !!! can anyone help and guide on how to subscribe the magazine again and revive those magical moments once again…this time with my kids!!

  85. November 6, 2010 at 6:50 am

    I got a copy of Misha Mag (don’t know how) and it was like my prized possession. As a kid, I was a die-hard fan of fairy tales and fiction stories. Misha was a book full of dreams, and I loved the look and feel of the book.I really want to get some copies of that book if possible.

  86. 104 Aravind Kalyan
    November 19, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I read most of the MISHA books along with other RUSSIAN (translated to ENGLISH – MIR PUBLICATIONS) and those were the times when INDIA had very good tie-ups with USSR (when RAKESH SHARMA went into SPACE along with other RUSSIAN’s, both the countries exchanged CULTURAL ACTIVITIES). there were couple of local publication / book store distributors who came to my fathers office (SINGARENI COLLERIES COMPANY LIMITED, KOTHAGUDEM, KHAMMAM DISTRICT, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA) requesing them to subscribe for these books. i used to get most of the SCIENCE books through VISALANDHRA PUBLICATIONS. those were the xlnt times, days and books, is there any way i can subscribe online or atleast download in some format……. please……………………..

  87. 105 Rose Catherine
    November 23, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    wow ! Misha was my favorite when i was a kid. I have quite a few copies which i have preserved carefully … It gives me lot of joy and makes me nostalgic, when i glance thru them, probably once in a year or so, when i’m cleaning my old bookshelf …
    thanks for the link … already feels like i’m a kid again 🙂

  88. 106 Dharini
    November 27, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    i used to love reading MISHAs as a kid. Like you’ve said.. it was high quality paper and lovely colours. The stories was good too and there was a page that taught basic russian. You are quite lucky to have got hold of the big stack!!!

    I think i’ll start nosing around too

  89. 107 Sudhir Thakur
    January 1, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    PLEASE SHARE THE SAME WITH THE LESS FORTUNATE ONES LIKE ME….
    AS YOUR BLOG COULD DO NOTHING BUT BRING TEARS ROLLING DOWN.. I FEEL EVEN THOUGH I AM TOO OLD ENOUGH TO CRY BUT PAST AND NOSTALGIA… NONE HAVE ANY CONTROL… I MISS MY PAST I WANT TO RELIVE…. i dont know how generous you would be but i am totally out of control tonight…..

    God Bless….\
    Sudhir
    pinc143@gmail.com

  90. 108 Phanindra Kumar.V
    January 14, 2011 at 9:39 am

    My father subscribed these magazines when i was in 4th standard .. i still remember those days i use to enjoy misha books.Today in search of these books for my 4 years daughter on net i got into this blog… Nice to see so many are fans like me.. Unfortunately we could not preserve those books.. Mail me if any of you have some in stock…my email id phaneeeshv@gmail.com.

  91. 109 Rooban
    February 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Hey guys,,
    I really feel ashamed of loosing so many copies of misha so like you,, my father subscribed for this golden book, and i use to read that every now and then those days my mom use to use those book papers for our shelf, Safe and to all the places where she can use those precious papers. nobody even know that they will loose the book so quickly, i really cried bitterly when my dad told me that misha is no longer gona publish(as b’coz of the USSR separation) my father and i tried preserving those copies but i was totally utilized by my lovable mom. and trust me when i happen to saw the books in htis web site i cried out. i really have no words to tell you how much i miss those books… trust me i dont have the habit of reading books but misha is the only book i red and that is gona be the book i am gona miss in my life time,

    dono whatelse to say..

    guys plz send me the link address if you had uploaded any books online….
    long live Misha.
    feeling shame for loosing those lovely book..

    Rooban

  92. 110 Sanjit Das
    February 19, 2011 at 3:57 am

    Hello Friends

    I used to read Misha magazine when I was kid. Let me share with you something. At those time(around 1985) Misha came also in regional version(especially in Bengali). I have some copies in home in both english and bengali. Even today when I read the magazines I become very nostalgic.

    If you remember at that time Russia got remarkable achievements in Space programme . And all the little scientific details was published very lucidly in that magazine.

    Please all of you share your memories more and more

    amicalement

    Sanjit (sanjit1729@gmail.com)

  93. 111 Diane
    April 19, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I was excited to see all the comments about Misha. We learned about it in the 80’s and have several like-new English language issues that I would like to sell. We also have a number of children’s books that were published in the USSR and imported by Imported Publications of Chicago. I’d like to hear from anyone who is interested or who has ideas as to how to make these items available for sale.

    Thanks-Diane (smehgol@gmail.com)

  94. 112 kaushi
    April 25, 2011 at 3:54 am

    I still can remember how much I enjoyed reading Misha magazine when I was small (20 years ago). It was an very intersesting magazine. I wish I could buy it for my daughter!

  95. 113 kaushi
    April 25, 2011 at 3:59 am

    I still can remember how much I enjoyed reading Misha magazine when I was small (20 years ago). It was a very intersesting magazine. I wish I could buy it for my daughter!

  96. 114 tanaya
    April 29, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Hi All Misha lovers,

    I have read & re- read Misha so many times that even after 25 (read them in 1983) years i remember them. And now when my son is 3 year old…i wish i had all my childhood stock. My father had subscribed it for my elder brother (as i was just 4 year at that time) when we were in Ajmer, India, Asia. Today when I was searching for children books in Crossword “MISHA” just ran through my memories. We had preserved the magazines till i was 10yrs but then we had shift to new place & leave our old stock behind. Those were best kids magzine available those days…or would be the best even today!!

  97. 115 Subrato Das
    May 3, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    My dad got some copies of MISHA when he was on a trip to Moscow. I have some copies preserved with me. I remember the folk tales, paper toy how-to-do’s, comics and chess section.

  98. 116 BigMak
    June 29, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Oh My God!! I remember those. My mom had subscribed those for my brother and me to read. But many of them got lost on the way, thanks to undependable Indian Postal service of those days. I loved those. I was a little kid back then and hadn’t learned to read English, so my mom used to read it out to us.

    Love them.

    Can you please scan them and upload them?

  99. July 27, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    hey all… i gt to read it from a library whch ws close to myy hme…. used to jst see the mag in summer holidays…….njyd though at times…….bt my fav ws alwys Adventures of tintin …by HERGE…. bt in tht library there were no books of tintin……so njyd njyd misha in absense of it!!!!! :)))

  100. 118 Tanveer
    August 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I have read Misha in my early childhood… It was highly adorable and the perfect children’s magazine of its time… No other magazine was a match to its quality of print, pages and the collection of stories and the photographs.. I still have a few copies with me… I wish this magazine to come back again to its life…

  101. 120 subhasis
    September 21, 2011 at 6:05 am

    i remember the days when the new misa editions arrived and the brilliant colours ,glossy look and smell .At that time with only one tv channel on black and white no video games and still no study presssure the feeling was out off the world for a kid . Same for the tin tin comics .

  102. 121 vishal gera
    September 27, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Well I loved Misha too. But with time forgot it totally.I think I have some copies , will write in this blog if I can rummage through old stuff.
    Please allow me to share how I reached this blog.
    Now I have a 3 yrs old son for whom I wanted the similar stuff with which I grew up.
    I searched for many story books in bookstores but I couldn’t find the finesse & quality in them with which I seemed to have
    read & enjoyed. So I started searching for ‘those old books’. (Well they were cheap too 🙂 )
    Sadly it seems we don’t have them now.Raduga & Mir are gone.)
    Thats when I stumbled here & was surprised by the popularity of Misha.

    My Dad never throws my stuff away. So I might just have it.
    Wait for diwali when I go home , then I will update you guys.
    Pls remind me if I forget 🙂

  103. 123 sam.sudama
    October 15, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Hi admin, if you remember during those there was a magazine named SOVIET SANGH in hindi and it used to sold with MISHA the children book. I had read them almost on continuos basis.But same story, after independence they discontinued them.If u can upload any issue it will be heartening to revive memories.

  104. 125 Arun
    November 22, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Hi! to all the readers of Misha magazine. it was such a wonderful magazine. Misha is the first thing I remember when I recollect my childhood days. The magazine was very colorful with good quality of oil prints, excellent stories, superb pictures.

    I use to receive it half folded and wrapped in a brown paper strip with my house address on it.

    Every new edition, I use to keep the book next to me on my bed while sleeping, use to carry it to the school till the book gets little older.

    I should have few editions in my home town, however need to search and keep them safe. They hold many memories with them.

    Thanks to the person who started this blog. Hats off to you dear.

    I would also appreciate if anyone can upload them online. Please help me with the website link if it is already online.

    Thanks to all. Take care.

  105. 127 gauthamiy
    November 29, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Wow!………………..i loved that magazine to bits, i have wonderful memories associated with it! Thankyou Rohufish.

  106. 128 payal
    December 2, 2011 at 8:30 am

    back to childhood memories…………..feeling so nostalgic after having a look at the covers…you sure are a lucky guy..please upload them soon

  107. December 17, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    wow, my childhood flashes before me when I look at those cartoons and pages.. thanks a lot.. wish i had preserved some of mine 🙂

  108. 130 Sarah
    January 24, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Hello there, I am so happy to come across this site. Oh, I have so wonderful memories of Misha. My father had subscribed it for me. How I used to wait for it every month, used to feel important as it came addressed to me. I still cherish those wonderful days with Misha, though I have lost all the copes. Thank you for giving me the immense pleasure of beholding Misha once again. – Sarah

  109. 131 jay
    February 6, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Hi

    Stumbled on this blog when googling for Misha, during an afternoon of laziness, trekking into long forgotten but so pleasant childhood days, filled with nostalgia. I used to be an avid reader of all the subsidized Soviet literature that was abundant in socialist India those days in the !980s – before so-called globalization gobbled up both India and the USSR.

    Misha, folk tales from Azerbaizan, Moldova, Russian stories about their revolution, war with Napoleon, WWII – those were what I grew up with.

    Please try and upload more of these magazines. That is a sincere request from me. Thanks.

  110. 132 Gabriel Olteanu
    February 10, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    hi! my English teacher made me subscribe to Misha magazine and it was amazing to wait for it monthly in the postal box!
    i have 36 copies, 1986-1988, in excellent shape!still not convinced that i want to sell them, but you can start the bid:)
    if you want pictures, please write me an e-mail: gabrielolteanu@yahoo.com

    Gabriel
    Bucharest, Romania

    • 133 Partha Ghosh
      July 15, 2012 at 10:09 am

      Hi Gabriel, myself on behalf of all MISHA lovers in this blog request you to scan and upload all of them. As this is the only way we can give some thing best for our children… Regards, partha

  111. 134 JIBIMOL
    February 28, 2012 at 4:15 am

    Im so happy to see all of you who loved reading Misha.W hen I was thinking of my childhood days i suddenly remembered reading Misha . my father used to bring me and my brother and he was the one who introduced me to read childrens magazines . thank u for uploading some of these magazines.I will introduce them to my children just as my daddy.

  112. 135 Lavina
    February 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Hey ! I am a big ‘MISHA’ fan, and I am so very thrilled to read so many comments. My mom used to get the magazine for me, even before I could read in English. I enjoyed flipping through the pages, because it was so colourful and the quality of paper was superb. You wouldn’t find such an amazing magazine now. I really thank my mom for getting me such a wonderful magazine. I hope and pray that even I find a whole treasure just like how you did!! Feeling nostalgic after going through the scanned copy that you uploaded. Thanks a lot !!!

    • 136 Labani
      June 14, 2012 at 4:27 am

      Hey..even my journey with Misha also started even before I could read english text properly..btw we have similar name!!

  113. 137 Navdeep
    March 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I’m a 90’s child through and through but I spent many post-Soviet era summers at my aunt’s house reading old issues of Misha discarded by older cousins. Seeing the photograph brought back so many memories! I wish my aunt hadn’t thrown away the old copies. Your story has given me hope though. I’m going to begin hunting them down too. 🙂

  114. 138 Anoop K.C
    March 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Me too have fond memories of MISHA…… i still remember a story of a reindeer… Nostalgic memories…..

  115. 139 sumati
    March 19, 2012 at 10:18 am

    books of Raduga publishers is re-printed and supplied by People’s Publishing House outlets found in many cities of India. those in delhi can easily get them from PPH outlets,and others can also contact PPH offices in connaught place, JNU and Jhandewala in delhi

  116. 140 MUJEEB RAHMAQN CHEMBAN
    May 3, 2012 at 6:38 am

    STILL REMEMBERG MISHA,,,,MY DAUGHTER NAME IS MISHA………

  117. 141 Thirumal
    June 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Hello from Arkansas , USA…I am from Hyderabad , India and Thank you very much for this article and the upload. Please keep up the good work and let us enjoy at least the electronic version of this memory!!!

  118. 142 Vijay
    August 30, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I remember growing up reading Misha. Wow, they were pretty good and thinking about it brings back old memories. I wish i find a collection of this magazine like you did. But then again, I may never travel back to India, so that would not be a possibility, sigh.

  119. 143 Vijay
    August 30, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    BTW, has anybody uploaded the MISHA issues online?

  120. September 10, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    My dad used to get these books for me when i was a kid. I have such fond memories of this series. I remember being immersed in its illustrations and characters so much…thanks for bringing it up here!

  121. 145 mani sahgal
    October 3, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Wow ! So gud to read about MISHA…AS a kid I used to long for it ..waiting anxiously for the postman..I was searching it for my son…hope it ll b on net soon ..so he can read on his I pad …pl let us know ..u ll b updating older issues..!really feeling sooooo happy ..just by the thought that there is some kind of hope to see it again..!

  122. October 19, 2012 at 4:04 am

    how true, i just remembered this magazine and started browsing and landed on your page. I would die to get my hands on one of the old copies and just go through those just to live those moments again. It was quite popular in Sri Lanka as well. 🙂

  123. 147 Jayshree
    February 5, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Hi… I grew up reading Misha..My dad used to get these for me and my sister Rinkoo. Was fascinated by its colourful pictures. Once i had got a gift of the patchwork Rose cloth flowers to be used on my dress from MISHA. I shall never forget how happy i was.
    I wish someone shares a scanned copy of these magazine so that my daughter too can enjoy reading it.
    Thanks.
    Pinky.

  124. February 12, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Incredible..Misha has been my best friend in my childhood. I am so happy to find so many ardent sincere fans like me. I want to thank you for being so giving and letting us avail the opportunity to revive the precious moments by reading it again.

  125. 149 Asitha
    May 5, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Hi my name is asitha from sri lanka.i had so many misha magazines at my home…those beautiful magazines were subscribe to my elder sister..my dad used to bring each an every misha magazine.when i saw the magazine it reminds our beautiful memories with misha…

  126. 150 Srikiran Nelli
    May 18, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Hey Friend.. , I am Srikiran Nelli. I read your blog. Friend I really love to read those books. I can not forgot I how I use to wait at my home gate waiting for postman getting those books to me .Really its a very sweet memory. I wish they could have continued Misha for next generations.. Its very good books for children s. I liked your post and I appreciate your blog. Thank so much.. for memorizing it. If I will have daughter in future after getting married.I will name my daughter has ” misha”….:)

  127. June 9, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Please upload more! This is awesome.
    – Anton. México D.F.

  128. 152 sohail
    June 10, 2013 at 2:58 am

    hi whoever you are, words cannot describe what you have done here. I grew up reading Misha and there is nothing that can beat it. Unfortunately i did not save any copies. Thank you so much.

  129. June 15, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    it was my favorite in my childhood days, what a nostalgic feeling. My tactile sensation could recall the touch of the pages.

  130. 154 Jaysheel Kalgal
    June 18, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Awesome Awesome Awesome.. !!! 🙂 I am so happy finding Misha .. one of my fav childhood comics. Thanks a ton…

  131. June 21, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Reblogged this on The 80's kid from Chennai and commented:
    Soviet Era Magazine. I used to read this as a school kid.

  132. August 1, 2013 at 11:56 am

    i never thought I would see a pic of Misha comics ever again in my life!!!! I used to read them but not for long. 🙂 I don’t even remember how I got to read them but remembering treasuring it more than my barbie dolls! 🙂

  133. September 27, 2013 at 3:52 am

    Can you scan and upload the rest of them? If the people who have the mag don’t do it, nobody will be able to read nor appreciate it.

    • October 8, 2013 at 10:39 pm

      I’m afraid I haven’t really made an effort to scan all of them- I’ll try to do it soon

      • 159 Aarav anshu dwij
        January 26, 2014 at 1:18 am

        please sir start publishing again the MISHA magazine or atleast put up all the old magazines on net so that kids of this generation too can read this magazine and gain knowledge and enjoy . we wish you will help us in this regard.

  134. December 19, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    The one thing that I remember most about Misha is the beautiful smell of the pages too. Oh, I miss those childhood days. I must have been 7 odd years old then! Thank you for this wonderful blogpost.

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  136. 162 Sandeep
    June 18, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Some points that come to mind:

    1. What a wonderful surprise to “meet” so many other lovers of Misha from all across the world!

    2. I wonder what it says about the quality of literature available for kids nowadays that so many of us have made our way here not only reminiscing about our own childhood, but also wishing for something similar to the amazing Misha that we can in turn share with our own children.

    3. Last but not least, I am more than a bit disappointed that those above who are boasting of having multiple copies of this treasured magazine in their possession haven’t taken the time or put in the effort to share the bounty with the rest of us who love Misha equally. As a guy who’s scanned and shared a fair few comics I can attest that it’s not all that difficult to at least do a basic scan and upload job, and if required there will be more than enough people who’ll offer to help with the editing. A measly 4 scans on Issuu are all I’ve been able to unearth so far (2 copies of March 1984 and 1 each of January 1986 and September 1987), and while the scanners and uploaders of these are real champs overall it’s a really sad state of affairs. If only I still had access to my collection it would have been a real pleasure and privilege to share the same with everyone who loves Misha as much as I do, and so I implore those with copies to share the joy with the rest of us, in return for our eternal thanks and those of our happy kids as well.

  137. 163 Arun
    July 28, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Those are nice memories.
    Enjoyed reading Misha immensely. Beautifully illustrated.
    Good to find other enthusiasts.

  138. September 18, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Imagine reading about this magazine..we used to subscribe to this magazine and I have a whole bundle lying in the loft. I got nostalgic when I decided to write about Russia..very nice to know there were other Misha fans.

  139. October 3, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    What’s up everybody, here every person is sharing these familiarity, thus it’s good to ead this
    website, and I used to go to see this blog everyday.

  140. 167 reva
    November 19, 2014 at 4:49 am

    I have one misha magazine ready to sell. contact me if Interested

  141. 171 Dinesh
    January 28, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Your article have kindled my Misha days. When we were kids, our mom subscribed for it and it used to come directly from USSR. Apart from the stories, news etc., I am still able to recollect the smell, it was so unique and addictive. Miss you USSR / Misha

  142. February 15, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Hi there, I’m from India, Basically from Panipat now in Noida. My father had this magazine subscribed for me when I was a kid, At that time I adore these magazine and with passage of time and due to problem in safe keeping cut them in pics and stored in my books, Now I’m 36 years old and am looking for these old memories again, I had started scanning and posting Indian comics and in the same process got hold of few of these magazine ad the book in which I’ve stored the cutouts, some time back and was amazed yet again. Checked net and got to this blog of yours. Thanks to you I got hold of few more issues, Would request you one thing, Can you send the links (as a zip form or some other format) to my e-mail id gauravthedevil@hotmail.com. Looking forward for a reply from your side.

    Thanks again
    Gaurav Gandher

  143. 174 Vijay Pandit, Belgaum
    June 3, 2015 at 8:58 am

    You are the luckiest person buddy, I had 5 copies of them which I had brought from my elder cousine. by the time i could read and write misha was shut. So I had to get pleased with whatever copies I had from my cousine. but in one rainy season all issues got drenched and my mom threw them away without my notice. I even lost some 100 issues of champak, 50 odd issues of tinkle and chandamama. But I missed misha the most. Its smell still refreshes me even after 20 years, its illustrations, photos, writings everything was sush a wow. I will definitely search all the old book vendors and see whether i too can grab a gold like you……

  144. 175 neela
    June 12, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Is there a download link please? I failed to find in that roshogolla site

  145. 176 Misha
    July 21, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Thank you man. This book brings alive a lot of beautiful memories from my chilhood.

  146. 177 nuwan
    September 16, 2015 at 5:48 am

    how can i by misha magazien from u pls tell me

  147. September 16, 2015 at 5:50 am

    pls send me detals for by misha magazine

  148. 179 kavish
    November 20, 2015 at 5:30 am

    these Russian books by raduga publishers can still be bought in Chandigarh, India. Available at ” Punjab book centre”.

  149. November 21, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    With you, all Misha fans!!!! Thanks for this wonderful article and thanks more for the amazing comments taking me back to the 80’s. One questionhere. Does anyone remember “Sputnik” magazine too? We were subscribed to both Misha & Sputnik, the latter for my older brother, but we anyway ended up devouring both. 🙂

  150. 181 Sujatha
    May 15, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Hi there, I was just reminiscing an old Russian fairy tale, which brought memories of reading Misha as a 7 year old. A google search brought me to your site and I am very glad to read your blog. Misha was my window to the outside world, when growing up in Madurai. Grateful for your efforts uploading it, now my 7 yr old can enjoy it too.

  151. 182 Gabriel
    May 16, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Hi, I have 36 Misha in perfect condition, 1986-1988, price is 10 eur per copy, plus postal charges. If interested pls mail me: gabrielolteanu@yahoo.com. I leave in Frankfurt. Gabriel

  152. June 13, 2016 at 7:00 am

    Hey there, Misha lover form Ecuador. Do yo have more magazines besides the ones you uploaded to issuu? I want my daughter to have the opportunity to see those beauties. Thanks, my e-mail is yyuliasombra@gmail.com

  153. 184 Aprajita
    July 24, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    OMG!!! I am so glad to read this post!!! Finally someone who adored these magazines as much as i did. My first huge (and ironically American Teddy bear) was ofcourse solemnly named Misha and i changed the first consonant in memory of this magazine and named my daughter Tisha.
    Thank you so much for bringing back extremely precious childhood memories!!
    Aprajita

  154. August 12, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Check this out! Now there are usually many excellent videos and information to check into!

  155. 186 Prabhavathy Krishnamurthy
    August 29, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    This is such a wonderful thing!!Needless to say how all of us loved MISHA and all the childhood memories around it. THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking time to upload this. Hoping to see the upload of all the issues soon. Keep up the good work. Thank you


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