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Monday, December 6, 2010
Babushka and The Three Kings - a Christmas Tale, but not Russian
Sorry if it disappoints anyone, but the story of Babushka is a literary creation by an American author, not a Russian folk tale. There is no Russian-language original of it ever recorded in Russia. The story itself doesn't exist in Russian oral culture. Here's why