English translation: To some war is hell, to others, a kindly mother
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Russian to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Russian term or phrase:кому война, а кому (и) мать родна
I can find lots of examples of this phrase, but no clear explanation of the meaning. It appears to mean something like "one man's problem is another man's opportunity", but I never like guessing when someone might know the answer.