1970s Soviet metal pin of Rikki Tikki Tavi (Рикки-Тикки-Тави), a short story in the 1894 anthology The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling about adventures of a valiant young Indian grey mongoose. The Book 5 of Panchatantra, an ancient Indian collection, includes the mongoose and snake story, an inspiration for the "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" story.
In 1965, a Soviet animated film director Alexandra Snezhko-Blotskaya shot an animated short film of this story titled Рикки-Тикки-Тави (Rikki-Tikki-Tavi) in the Soviet Union at the film studio Soyuzmultfilm. Most of Snezhko-Blotskaya's films were fantasy based on folk tales and books by authors like Alexander Pushkin and Rudyard Kipling. In the 1970s she also directed a series of five animated shorts based on Greek mythology.
Watch the cartoon HERE
3.2 x 4.2 cm