Variations of this game are played around the world. It's the equivalent of "Red Light, Green Light, 1, 2, 3!"
The Less Fast You Move
Тише едешь –
Дальше будешь –
The less fast you move,
The farther you'll go-
This game is based on the Russian proverb "Тише едешь -дальше будешь" to which "stop!" has been added.
"Тише едешь -дальше будешь -стоп!" is played with a group of people.
The group stands on one end of the playing area, at the starting line. The person who is "It" stands at the other end, at the finish line, usually facing a wall.
The person who's "It" faces the finish line, with his back to the group. He says, "Тише едешь -дальше будешь -стоп!" Then he quickly turns around to face the group.
When he is facing away from the group, the people in the group run towards the finish line. Meanwhile, as soon as the one who's "It" finishes saying, "Тише едешь -дальше будешь -стоп!" he quickly turns around to face the group. The group must freeze. Anyone who is caught moving has to go back to the starting line.
The game continues like this until someone reaches the finish line. That person wins and is "It" in the next round.
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Marine Dinechin Dupont for contributing this game.