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Hedgehog in the Fog's author Norshtein celebrates 80th birthday

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Hedgehog in the Fog's author Norshtein celebrates 80th birthday


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Yuri Norshtein, the creator of the legendary Russian cartoons "Hedgehog in the Fog" and "Tale of Fairy Tales", is celebrating his birthday today. He turns 80 years old, RIA Novosti reports.

Norstein participated in the production of more than 50 cartoons, including "Bonifatsiy's Vacations," "The Mitten," "Cheburashka" beloved by several generations of Russians.

The future cartoonist was born at the beginning of World War II, when his family was evacuated in the Penza region. The family later moved to Moscow, where Norshtein finished animation courses and started working for the Soyuzmultfilm studio - the largest Soviet animation producer.

Yuri Norshtein's work was awarded the State Prize of the Soviet Union.

President of the Russian Federation  congratulated the cartoonist. Vladimir Putin called the works of Yuri Norstein bright and talented. According to the president, Norshtein's works can already be considered classics for all time. 

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