5 phrases from a cartoon classic you need to know to understand Russians

Vladimir Popov/Soyuzmultfilm
The Prostokvashino children’s animated series is a cherished staple of Russian culture, with its silly wisdoms and catchphrases used on a near-daily basis. Author Eduard Uspensky - the man whose book the cult cartoon was based on - has sadly passed away August 14. We remember his legacy.






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