This Is How J.R.R. Tolkien's Hobbit Was Depicted In the USSR

1976 illustrations by Soviet illustrator M. Belomlinskij for J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. 

The illustrator said that he based his version on famous Soviet actor Evgeny Leonov. Do you see a resemblance?

Here, Leonov reads an excerpt from the book in 1981:



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