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  • Speaking on the regional, international level: In Latvian, Lithuanian, Swedish language, there is the word 'talka', (in Estonian, 'talgud', in Russian, 'subbotnik') which as you can guess means the same as 'talkoot' ..

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  • �?убботник

    unpaid "volunteer" work on Saturday ("subbota"), usually involving manual labor. Although this sort of work was officially volunteer, people were expected to do "Saturday work" on a regular basis or else they could get in trouble. The work usually involved working in the fields or cleaning up the premises where one worked (doing repairs, planting flowers, hauling trash).

    August 24, 2008

  • See also boon day for a related conversation. Sorta. Except for me, I got off-topic...

    August 24, 2008