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#RussianProverb: It's Better to See Once than to Hear a Hundred Times

Лучше один раз увидеть, чем сто раз услышать (luchshe odin raz uvidet’, chem sto raz uslyshat’), i.e. it’s better to see once than to hear a hundred times… 37 more words


The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey

Alaska, 1920: a brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for recent arrivals Jack and Mabel. Childless, they are drifting apart–he breaking under the weight of the work of the farm; she crumbling from loneliness and despair.

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#RussianFridays: Day 2. Big Bad Mother Masha (Fairy Tale).

The tale is a lie but there’s a hint in it, a lesson for fine lads.

Alexander Pushkin “The Tale of Golden Cockerel” (1835).

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Ivan Bilibin