Дедушка Мазай и зайцы - Nikolay Alexeyevich Nekrasov A short poem that teaches to children an empathy and to care about animals.A narrator visits a village where he meets his old friend Mazay who tells a story how he saved rabbits from drowning. On YouTube- a lovely cartoon (1980) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOOvtIESmeE and here is poem in Russian http://izbakurnog.ru/books/item/f00/s00/z0000021/st001.shtml