The Ministry of defence presented a new section of its website dedicated to the history of Basil terkina, a character most famous literary works of Aleksandr Tvardovsky.
In the section about how was formed the literary image, terkina, examples of publications during the war and photographs of the established character of the monuments.
Usually, though, the way terkina associated with the work of Twardowski, the defense Ministry said that the first of the adventures of the character written by the poet Nikolay Shcherbakov. His work was published on 5 January 1940, during the Soviet-Finnish war. Tvardovsky later commissioned to write the introduction to a series of cartoon satires of this character. The first graphic image of Basil terkina the artists Veniamin Briskin and Vasiliy Fomichev.
In 1942, Twardowski started the publication of the poem “Vasily Terkin”. In 1946 the writer was awarded her the Stalin prize.