The Finnish company Moomin Characters, which owns the rights to the works of writer and artist Tove Jansson, has stopped issuing licenses for the use of Moomin characters in Russia.

Russia bans the use of images of Moomin trolls

As Vpost found out, Afimall, one of Moscow’s largest shopping malls, has canceled the “Moomin Spring Festival” children’s holiday, scheduled for March 24 to April 2. The reason was the revocation of the license by the copyright holder. This is not the only case, writes the newspaper.

The rights to all Moomin Valley characters are owned by the Finnish Moomin characters. Due to the sanctions, it stopped issuing new licenses for the use of Moomin images in Russia and refused to renew existing agreements, a company spokesperson said.

The suspension of the registration of new licenses “in connection with what is happening in the world” was also confirmed by an employee of the Brand4rent agency, which represented the interests of Moomin Characters in Russia. Instead, they are now offering to issue a license for Cheburashka.

Moomintrolls is a brand based on fairy tales and comics by Finnish writer and artist Tove Jansson. These are stories about fabulous creatures leading a humane lifestyle. The Moomin books have been translated into more than 50 languages ​​and the cartoons have been shown in more than 124 countries.

Moomin Characters was founded in 1958 by Tove and her brother Lars and is still run by family members.


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Source: RB

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