I adore Gena! He's so proper and he makes me smile and he has a bubble pipe I just barely ordered myself a Cheburashka stuffed animal and he came in the mail today and I didn't want to put him down! I'm basically obsessed with those two now (I'll have to draw Gena too).
Do it!!! Your crocodiles are the loveliest! I also always LOVED Shapoklyak (Gibus?). The meaniest and most nonconformist old woman ever! She inspired me a lot for being gamine Yaaay for old russian animated movies