Tintin in the Land of the Soviets is a classic literature comic book filled with adventure by Belgian author Hergé. It is a book in The Adventures Of Tintin series which revolves around the protagonist Tintin, an investigative reporter. The book starts off with Tintin, and his dog Snowy, leaving on duty to the Soviet Union. Starting from Brussels, his train is made to explode, while going to Moscow, by a member of the Soviet secret police, the OGPU. Tintin is strangely charged for the bombing by the Berlin police, but he manages to flee to the border of the Soviet Union. There, he is taken to the local Commissar's office, where the same OGPU agent starts filling the Commissar’s ears. After fleeing again, Tintin starts unravelling the secrets involved in this attack. Afterwards, Tintin goes to a local election, where the Bolsheviks show their guns at the civilians to enable their own electoral triumph. Several Bolsheviks then arrest him during the night, but he succeeds in frightening them by putting on a ghost dress. While trying to escape from the Soviet Union, he is followed and arrested. Again fleeing from his enemies, he goes to Moscow. He then manages to enter into a secret Bolshevik get-together. In that conference, Tintin succeeds in obtaining the answers to all the ongoing mysteries that make him understand the explanations and reasons for the mishaps that have occurred.
Hergé, originally known as Georges Prosper Remi, was born in 1907 in Brussels, Belgium. He went to the Ixelles Municipal School and afterwards to the Saint-Boniface School. After completing school, Hergé served at the Catholic newspaper Le XXe Siècle. Hergé also had brief stints as a cartoonist in the Scouting magazine Le Boy-Scout Belge where he published his first work Totor. He also worked as a publisher of drawings in the paper L'Ouest. Besides being a comic writer, Hergé was also known as an illustrator, cartoonist and artist. He was also involved with painting for a short period of time. Hergé passed away in 1983, at the age of 75, affected by leukemia. Hergé is also acclaimed for writing other comic book series such as his first work Totor, Quick & Flupke, and Jo, Zette and Jocko.
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