#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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#RussianProverb: A Bird Is Known by Its Flight


Aleksey Savrasov - The Rooks Have Come Back, 1871.
Aleksey Savrasov – The Rooks Have Come Back, 1871.

Видна птица по полёту (vidná ptítsa po polyótu).

Literally: a bird is known by its flight.

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#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).

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#RussianProverb: Written with Pitchfork on the Water


Written by Pitchfork on the Water

Вилами на воде писано (vilami na vode pisano).

Literally: written with pitchfork on the water.

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