Valentin Mokievsky is an outstanding Estonian caricaturist (December 30, 1950 – June 28, 1994). For a short period of active creativity (1988 – 1994) he created a large collection of original drawings that covered all possible aspects of life of that time. He contributed to the newspapers Komsomolskaya Pravda, Izvestia, Estonia, The Youth of Estonia, Novoe Vremya, Picker, Krokodil magazines, etc. His cartoons were exhibited and published in Estonia, Russia, Finland , Bulgaria, France, the USA.
In 1988 he was awarded with the Honorary Diploma of the First All-Union Contest of Cartoons in Moscow.
In 1989 he received the Honorable Diploma “For the Best Drawing” at the All-Union Contest organized by the International Association of the Club “What? Where? When?”.
In the annual contest of caricatures of the newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda” from 1989 to 1992, was constantly awarded with the first prize.
In 1991 he received the medal of the International Competition in Japan (Tokyo).
In the same year he was awarded with first prize in the international competition Pidu (Holiday), organized by the Estonian newspaper “Pärnu Postimees”.
In the same year – the first place at the contest of cartoonists of Estonia, awarded by the president of the International Association of Professional Bureaucrats, James Boren.
In 1992 – the third place at the international competition in Korea (Seoul).
In 1993 – the third place in the international competition in Bulgaria (Gabrovo). In the same year received the Honorary Diploma of the magazine “Sobesednik” “For the darkest outlook on life”.