Russian Fairytale: The Humpbacked Pony

Russian: Конек Пони, Konek Poni

Once upon a time there was a peasant family that owned one wheat field. One morning they found that during the night, someone had been trampling around in the field and ruining the wheat. The two elder brothers stood gu...

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Russian Fairytale: Kolobok (Round Bun)

Russian: Колобок, Kolobok

Once upon a time an old man and woman lived in a village.

One day the old man said to the old woman: "Grandmother, go scrape in the flour-tin and sweep in the corn bin, perhaps you will get enough flour to make a Kolobok."

The ...

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Russian Fairytale: Emelya and The Pike

Russian: Емеля и щуки, Yemelya i shchuki

Once upon a time there lived an old man who had three sons, two of them clever young men and the third, Emelya, a fool. The two elder brothers were always at work, while Emelya lay on the stove ledge all day lo...

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Russian Fairytale: By The Pike's Wish

Russian: По желанию щуки, Po zhelaniyu shchuki

In one village there lived three brothers. The two elder brothers were successful merchants, but the youngest brother was a fool named Emelya who slept on the stove all day long. Once it happened that whe...

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Russian Fairytale: The Snow Queen

Russian: Снежная королева, Snezhnaya koroleva

Tale of the Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen

Once upon a time a magician made a magic mirror. In this mirror, a kind face became wicked; a look of hate was reflected as a look of love. One day, however...

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Russian: Сказка о Бабе Яге, Skazka o Babe Yage

Once upon a time an old man, a widower, lived alone in a hut with his daughter Natasha. Very merry the two of them were together, and they used to smile at each other over a table piled with bread and jam...

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Russian Fairytale: Ruslan and Ludmila

Russian: Руслан и Людмила, Ruslan i Lyudmila

In days long since past, Prince Vladimir of Kiev held a magnificent feast in honor of the marriage of his daughter Ludmila and the knight Ruslan. Three jealous suitors looked on – Rogday, Farlaf, and Ratmir...

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Russian Fairytale: The Scarlet Flower

Russian: Аленький цветочек, Alen'kiy tsvetochek

Once upon a time in a far away land, a merchant was preparing to set out on a long journey. This merchant had three daughters, and he asked all of them what they would like as gifts for themselves when h...

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Russian: Сказка о царе Салтане и три сестры, Skazka o tsare Saltane i tri sestry

Long ago in a faraway kingdom, three sisters were sitting on the bench in front of their house in the courtyard talking, imagining what they would do if they were married...

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Russian: Сестра Аленушка и брат Иванушка, Sestra Alenushka i brat Ivanushka

Once there lived an old man and his wife, and they had a daughter named Alyonushka and a son named Ivanushka.

The old man and the old woman died, and Alyonushka and Ivanushka w...

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Russian Fairytale: Morozko - Father Frost

Russian: Морозко - Дед Мороз, Morozko - Ded Moroz

Many years ago there lived an old widower and his pretty, diligent daughter Nastenka. With time, the man married a second time to a woman, who had her own nasty and lazy daughter, named Marfa. The woma...

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Russian Fairytale: The Frog Princess

Russian: Царевна-лягушка, Tsarevna-lyagushka

Two or three hundred years ago in some kingdom there lived a Tsar who had three sons. One day the Tsar called his sons and said, "My children, all of you have grown up to a manhood. It is time to think abou...

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Russian Fairytale: Puss in Boots

Russian: Кот в сапогах, Kot v sapogakh

A very long ago in one village there lived an old miller with his three sons. When he felt his death coming, he left to his sons a heritage: The mill fell to the elder brother’s lot, a donkey came down to the mid...

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Russian Fairytale: The Snow Maiden

Russian: Снегурочка, Snegurochka

Very, very long ago in an Old Russian village there lived an old couple: the woodcutter and his wife. They barely made the ends meet, owing to the old man who cut logs in the forest and carried them into the nearest to...

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Russian: Иван Царевич , жар-птица , и Серый Волк, Ivan Tsarevich , zhar-ptitsa , i Seryy Volk

A very long time ago in a certain kingdom there reigned a Tsar who had three sons, the first was Dimitriy Tsarevich, the second – Vassiliy Tsarevich, and the...

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Russian Fairytale: The Spotted Hen

Russian: пятнистая курица, pyatnistaya kuritsa

Once upon a time there lived Grandma and a Grandpa. They were very poor, and often went hungry.

One of their few earthly belongings was a hen, which laid very few eggs. One day the hen laid a golden egg. G...

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Russian Fairytale: The Great Trunip (Repka)

Russian: Великий Репа, Velikiy Repa

Listen, please, listen how sometimes it can be…

Once the Grandpa has planted a Turnip. The Turnip has grown to be enormously huge. The Grandpa went to pick the Turnip. He pulls and pulls it out, but could not pull it...

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(Russian: Баба Яга и нечестивого Гуси, Baba Yaga i nechestivogo Gusi)

Once upon a time, there lived a man and his wife. They had a daughter and a little son. One day the mother said to her daughter: "Darling, your father and I are going to work. Take ...

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Russian Fairytale: The Golden Fish

Russian: Золотая рыбка, Zolotaya rybka

Once upon a time an old man and his wife lived on the shore of the blue sea. They were poor and lived in an old mud hut. He made a living by fishing, while his wife spun cloth. One day he caught a small golden fi...

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(Russian: Русский Сказочная Жар-птица и принцесса Василиса, Russkiy Skazochnaya Zhar-ptitsa i printsessa Vasilisa)

In a certain kingdom, in a thrice-ten realm that lay far away, beyond the thrice-nine lands, there once lived a mighty king. The king ha...

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Russian Fairytale: Masha and The Bear

(Russian: Маша и Медведь, Masha i Medved)

Once upon a time there lived an old man and woman who had a granddaughter named Masha. One day some friends of Masha’s decided to go to the forest to gather mushrooms and berries and they came to Masha’s house...

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