Russian Proverbs about Bliny & #Maslenitsa


Boris Kustodiev - Maslenitsa, 1919.
Boris Kustodiev – Maslenitsa, 1919.

Russian Proverbs about Bliny (Pancakes) & Maslenitsa:

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Anniversaries: A Singer & a Writer (Fyodor Shalyapin & Mikhail Bulgakov)


Boris Kustodiyev - Portrait of Fyodor Shalyapin, 1921.
Boris Kustodiev – Portrait of Fyodor Shalyapin, 1921.

‘You’re not Dostoyevsky,’ said the citizeness, who was getting muddled by Koroviev.

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#Poll: Generalized Images of Russian Women in the West


Boris Kustodiev - The Merchant's Wife (1918).
Boris Kustodiev – The Merchant’s Wife (1918).

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In Russia everything is secret yet there are no secrets.

Catherine the Great (1729-1796). Continue reading “#Poll: Generalized Images of Russian Women in the West”

#RussianProverb: If You Want to Live, You Should Be Able to Spin


Boris Kustodiev - A Merchant, 1918.
Boris Kustodiev – A Merchant, 1918.

Хочешь жить – умей вертеться

(hóchesh zhit’ – uméy vertétsya)

If you want to live, you should be able to spin

or

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