Russian proverb of the week

Друзья познаются в беде

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With accent marks:

Друзья́ познаю́тся в беде́.

Translation:

You see your friends in the times of trouble.

Meaning:

This proverb is about a true friendship. It often happens in life that people have many friends who only call themselves friends. But should a disaster happen, only a few of them are ready to help.

The closest English equivalent is: "A friend in need is a friend indeed".

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