(Alarm Clock), satirical journal with caricatures, published from 1865 to 1871 in St. Petersburg and from 1873 to 1917 in Moscow; it was published weekly after mid-1866. The artist N. A. Stepanov was editor of Budil’nik until 1877. In the 1860’s the democratic poet-satirists were published in Budil’nik. From 1881 to 1887, A. P. Chekhov worked for it (under the pseudonym A. Chekhonté and other pseudonyms).

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Budilnik, true to its presumed masculine readership, showed a misogynist streak, often portraying women as scheming troublemakers, but also crediting them with being active and forceful.