Telling remark, isn't it?
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
One man who's been beaten is worth two who have not...
Putin is making headlines for a Russian proverb he quoted after closing a deal with BP to allow them access to 48000 square miles of Arctic waters. (That's larger than the state of Tennessee, by the way): One man who's been beaten is worth two who have not. За одного битого двух небитых дают. The proverb means that an experienced person is worth two novices.