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Common Russian Proverbs

Russian proverbs are vast in number and play an important part in the Russian language. All together there are thousands of proverbs and sayings covering all aspects in the life of Russian people. They are used often in everyday speech, in letters, reports, and in deep conversations over a vodka or two!

A proverb refers to a short saying in frequent and widespread use that expresses a basic truth or belief. Below we have given some of common proverbs on the subjects of health, wealth, friendship and marriage.

The proverbs about love and relationships between a husband and wife give you an insight into the thoughts of Russian people about marriage. Of course, a proverb only carries as much truth as you want it to, so not everyone will agree with them! You should also note the humour occasionally used by Russians, as we have indicated below, and there is no malice or offence to be taken from any of these sayings.

Russian proverbs about work and wealth

Russian proverbs about health and friendship

Russian proverbs about love and marriage

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