Russian Proverb: Your elbow is close, yet you can’t bite it.
Stalin’s Addendum: You can if you cut it off.

Russian Proverb: Without effort, you can’t even pull a fish out of the pond.
Stalin’s Addendum: Drain the pond; you will always get the fish you want.

Russian Proverb: If you’re afraid of wolves, don’t go to the woods.
Stalin’s Addendum: If you’re afraid of wolves, be a bear. It only takes one dead wolf for the others to get the message.

Russia Proverb: The raven won’t peck out the eye of another raven.
Stalin’s Addendum: It will if it thinks that’ll save its own eyes from pecking. Which it won’t.

Russian Proverb: You can’t shear a naked sheep.
Stalin’s Addendum: But you can still flay it.

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