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Use of instrumental case in a sentence

In the sentence, "русская культура создавалась веками", why is веками in instrumental case, and how would you translate the sentence? Thank you!
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Instrumental of manner in Russian?

Recently I stumbled accross a definition of how to use the Instrumental in Russian. It is very detailed and lays out very many different possibilities in a systematic way. It talks about the "...
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Preposition “под” (under, implying movement). Why instrumental and not accusative?

«Мальчик идёт под мостом» - «он проходит под лестницей». Why instrumental is used since movement is implied? I thought that instumental is used when the subject of the sentence does not change its ...
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Relative locations with compass points

I was trying to figure out how to say "x kilometers to the north/west/east/south of y". Which of these alternatives is better? Углич находится на двухстах километрах к северу от Москвы Углич ...
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How is “огурец” used here?

Каждый коротышка был ростом с небольшой огурец. I am translating it as every small person was of the size of small cucumber? I am confused about the case, why is cucumber in accusative or ...
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Use of instrumental with был/быть, e.g. “Ты был забавным.”

Today the following sentence came up in a chat with a Russian friend: Ты был забавным. Here the adjective is in dative instrumental case, but I would expect it to be in nominative together with the ...