#RussianProverb: To Go to Tula with Your Own Samovar

Samovar in the form of steam locomotive from Tula, Russia (the 2nd half of the 19th century).
Samovar in the form of steam locomotive from Tula, Russia (the 2nd half of the 19th century).

Ездить в Тулу со своим самоваром (yézdit’ v Túlu so svoim samovárom).

Literally: to go to Tula with your own samovar*.

Samovar from Tula, Russia (the end of the 19th - beginning of the 20th century).
Samovar from Tula, Russia (the end of the 19th – beginning of the 20th century).

English equivalents:

* ‘Samovar’ itself can be literally translated as ‘self-boiler’.

P.S. As samovar is part of Western mythology about Russia – klyukvification – I recommend reading my posts on Russian stereotypes in the West (especially №2).

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