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An Ukrainian Kolobok-themed postage stamp

Kolobok (Cyrillic: колобо́к) is the main character of an East Slavic national fairy tale with the same name, represented as a small yellow spherical being.

The fairy tale is prevalent in Slavic regions in a number of variations. A similar fairy tale with a pancake rolling off has also been recorded in German and Nordic regions. The plot is similar to The Gingerbread Man in English tradition. The Aarne-Thompson index classifies them in a common type 2025.

Because of its round shape, Kolobok Smiles is the name for the smiley emoticon theme in ICQ. <ref name=icons> ICQ 6.5 Download emoticons</ref>


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