The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
the Russian term for an object that, according to superstition, has the magical ability to protect its owner from various misfortunes (see alsoAMULET; APOTROPAIC OBJECTS).
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