Kolobok (Cyrillic: колобо́к) is the main character of an East Slavic fairy tale with the same name, a small, round, yellow bun.
As the story goes, Kolobok, after being baked and placed onto a windowsill to cool down, suddenly comes to life and escapes from the home of grandma and grandpa. The fairy tale’s plot describes Kolobok’s repetitive meetings with various animals (rabbit, wolf, bear and fox), all of whom intend to eat him. But Kolobok cunningly escapes each one. With each animal Kolobok sings a song in which he explains, “I got away from Grandmother, I got away from Grandfather, and I will certainly get away from you.” The fox manages to catch and eat Kolobok by distracting him with praise for his singing.