This page was last edited on 10 Januaryat According to one version, this gesture evolved from a nomad military tradition and was imported to Russia by the Tatars, who used this gesture to make an oath of allegiance to a military commander. Soviet hand gesture thumb the modern world, this action has lost its significance, as the hat is no longer a way of differentiating social classes. It is curious to note that some Orthodox icons feature the Savior and saints who are showing off an extended pinky and index finger.
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The world of Russian folk gestures