March 11th, 2009

matrioshka

Валенки, валенки - эх, не подшиты, новеньки!

Недавно пришлось объяснить детям слово валенки. Не ожидала, что их до сих пор носят.




A Belarussian man works in a felt boot factory in Smilovichi, some 35 km east of Minsk on February 5, 2009. Felt boots for cold winter conditions called "valenky" are common throughout Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Latvia. (VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

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