Politsa

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Politsa

 

the lower, gradually sloping part of a steep gable or pyramidal roof in Russian wood architecture. The politsa draws off rainwater to a distance far from the walls.

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