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[Xmca-l] Re: Где то́нко — там и рвётся
On 9 January 2016 at 11:19, Bella Kotik-Friedgut <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Где то́нко — там и рвётся is really a Russian proverb. Sometimes
> equivalent proverbs are present in different languages like "An apple falls
> not far from the tree" , but sometimes similar meaning is presented in
> different words and/or metaphors. Yosef Guri in Israel published an
> interesting dictionary of equivalent proverbs in Russian, Hebrew, Yiddish
> and English, where some are translations, some same meaning in different
> Sincerely yours Bella Kotik-Friedgut
> On Sat, Jan 9, 2016 at 3:11 AM, Ulvi İçil <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Thus we may justly quote the Russian proverb: “The chain is no stronger
> > than its weakest link.” (Ilyenkov)
> > Can anyone kindly confirm that this is not an aphorism by any
> > politician, like Lenin or Trotsky, but it is, as Ilyenkov says it, in
> > a proverb.
> > Up to now, I though it was rather a theoretical aphorism, in the context
> > (capitalist) imperialism, like "Russia is a weak link of the imperialist
> > chain".
> > I do not know Russian, but the wording in Russian makes me think it is a
> > proverb rather than an aphorism.
> > Thank you.
> > Ulvi
> > P.S. I think that, even if it is a proverb, and as such, it should have
> > supported immensely a political perspective to detach Russia from the
> > imperialist chain via a revolution.