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Encyclopedia > Russian proverbs

Russian proverbs give an insight into many aspects of Russian history, culture, national character. Russian language is replete with many hundreds of proverbs (пословица /poslovʲitsa/) and sayings (поговоркa /pogovorka/). These were already tabulated by the seventeenth century, and collected and studied in the nineteenth and twentieth, with the folk-tales being an especially fertile source. History studies the past in human terms. ... Culture (from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning to cultivate), generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... Russian ( , transliteration: , ) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia and the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages. ... For the music piece by Steve Reich see Proverb (Reich) Look up proverb in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up saying in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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