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Abstract: In the article, the attention is focused on recent political events
in three Eastern European countries, namely Poland, Belarus, and Russia. In the case of Poland, the emphasis lies on demonstrations against
the new anti-abortion law, commonly known as the Women’s Strike
(Strajk Kobiet). The focus then moves to the protests which followed the
presidential elections held in Belarus on 9 August 2020. Finally, the paper addresses the public debate around the Russian opposition politician
and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny. In all three cases, the use of
paroemias on different levels and its role are examined. The sayings discussed here appear in interviews, official statements, on social media,
and on demonstration posters.
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