Les Aventures de Tintin - Reporter du Petit Vingtieme - Tintin au Pays des Soviets - the #1 Tintin volume by Hergé. On 10 January 1929, a young reporter boarded a train from Brussels to Moscow accompanied by his dog, Snowy. It was the start of Tintin's first great adventure and the beginning of Hergé's career. The Adventures of Tintin, Reporter for "Le Petit Vingtième",Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, was published as a book in 1930. That year marks the birth of a legend and the start of one of the most engaging relationships between fiction and reality, of the twentieth century.mous reporter with Le Petit Vingtième, departs for the USSR with his faithful friend Snowy. He is on a mission to find out, and report to his young readers back home, the state of affairs in Soviet Russia. This adventure was the birth of a legend and the first editions of the book have themselves achieved legendary status among collectors.