postage stamp] Kolobok (from _ru. колобок — circle side) is the main character of an East Slavicnational fairy talewith the same name, represented as a small yellow sphericalbeing. He is accidentally created by an old man and his wife, as a bread dish, when he suddenly becomes animated and escapes from their home. The fairy tale's plot describes Kolobok's repetitive meetings with various animals (rabbit, wolf, and bear) who intend to eat it, but Kolobok cunningly escapes. With each animal Kolobok sings a song in which he explains his escape inductively: "I got away from Grandmother, I got away from Grandfather, and I will certainly get away from you". The fox manages to catch and eat Kolobok through distracting him by praising his singing.
The fairy tale in the
Czech languageis named "O Koblížkovi", where Koblížek is the main character. His name comes from Kobliha, which is the same doughnutas the Polish sweet Paczkior Croatian, Bosnian and Serbian Krafne. In the Slovak language, the story is called "O Pampúchovi" ("About Doughnut"), "Ako išiel Pampúch na vandrovku" ("How Doughnut went to wander"), or the equivalent using the diminutive "Pampúšik". "Pampúch" is the Slovak word for the same type of Slavic doughnut.
Because of its round shape, Kolobok is the name for the
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Bread roll, specifically Bap
The Muffin Man
The Gingerbread Man, English version
* [http://www.rustoys.com/Kolobok.htm Story in English]
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