Ivan Krylov’s Fable “The Dragonfly & the Ant” (1808)


Georgiy Narbut - Illustration to Ivan Krylov's fable "The Ant & the Dragonfly" (1912).
Georgiy Narbut – Illustration to Ivan Krylov’s fable “The Ant & the Dragonfly” (1912).
In the summer’s gaily singing,
Of the future isn’t thinking,
But the winter’s nearby.

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#RussianProverb: Patience & Labor Will Grind Everything


Whaling in the White Sea (lubok), 1750s.
Whaling in the White Sea (lubok), 1750s.

Терпенье и труд все перетрут (terpén’ye i trud vsyo peretrút).

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#RussianProverbs about Fish(ing)


Dmitry Dmitriev - Illustration to Konyok-Gorbunok (The Humpbacked Horse), 1976.
Dmitry Dmitriev – Illustration to Konyok-Gorbunok (The Humpbacked Horse), 1976.

Russian Proverbs about Fish & Fishing:

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#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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