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MANUSCRIPT. ILLUMINATED CHRONICLE OF IVAN IV. CHRONOLOGY Second half of 16th c. Moscow 217 leaves. Paper; ink, vermilion, tempera; binding of leather 44.2 x 31.5

MANUSCRIPT. ILLUMINATED CHRONICLE OF IVAN IV. CHRONOLOGY Second half of 16th c. Moscow 217 leaves. Paper; ink, vermilion, tempera; binding of leather 44.2 x 31.5

Ivan the Terrible roasts Johann Boy, governor of Livonia, on a spit, 1573. Engraving, c. 1630. AKG Images

Ivan the Terrible roasts Johann Boy, governor of Livonia, on a spit, 1573. Engraving, c. 1630. AKG Images

Manuscript, Illuminated Chronicle of Tsar Ivan IV The Terrible Vasilyevich Rurik (25 Aug 1530-28 Mar 1584) Russia.

Manuscript, Illuminated Chronicle of Tsar Ivan IV The Terrible Vasilyevich Rurik (25 Aug 1530-28 Mar 1584) Russia.

ru_history: Русское кафтанолюбие: история и смысл.

ru_history: Русское кафтанолюбие: история и смысл.

Sigismund Herberstein in a fur coat donated by Vasily III

Sigismund Herberstein in a fur coat donated by Vasily III

26 July 1951 during excavations in Novgorod was found first birch-bark scroll - a landmark event for the study of ancient Russian history and culture. Later, they were discovered in Smolensk, Pskov, Vitebsk, Old Ruse, Torzhok, Tver, Moscow and other cities, where soil conditions contribute to the preservation of organic matter. Now ancient cities found 1000 birch-bark letters. The vast majority (953) - in Novgorod

26 July 1951 during excavations in Novgorod was found first birch-bark scroll - a landmark event for the study of ancient Russian history and culture. Later, they were discovered in Smolensk, Pskov, Vitebsk, Old Ruse, Torzhok, Tver, Moscow and other cities, where soil conditions contribute to the preservation of organic matter. Now ancient cities found 1000 birch-bark letters. The vast majority (953) - in Novgorod

Panel - carved ivory (mammoth)  Moscow or Novgorod, Russia 16th Century

Panel

Panel - carved ivory (mammoth) Moscow or Novgorod, Russia 16th Century

Elena-Yelena Vasilyevna Glinskaya (1510-4 Apr 1538), mother of Tsar Ivan IV The Terrible Vasilyevich Rurik (25 Aug 1530-28 Mar 1584) by artist unknown. 2nd wife of Vasili III Ivanovich (Basil) (Gavriil) Rurik  (25 Mar 1479-3 Dec 1533). She died at a young age by poison with mercury. Her son's governess Agrippina Fedorovna Chelyadnina was arrested for her murder but some historians believe that she was poisoned by the Shuiskys who took power after her death.

Elena-Yelena Vasilyevna Glinskaya (1510-4 Apr 1538), mother of Tsar Ivan IV The Terrible Vasilyevich Rurik (25 Aug 1530-28 Mar 1584) by artist unknown. 2nd wife of Vasili III Ivanovich (Basil) (Gavriil) Rurik (25 Mar 1479-3 Dec 1533). She died at a young age by poison with mercury. Her son's governess Agrippina Fedorovna Chelyadnina was arrested for her murder but some historians believe that she was poisoned by the Shuiskys who took power after her death.

On 19 April 1563, Ivan Fyodorov and his assistant Peter Timofeevich Mstislavets (from Byelorussia) began working on a book called “Acts and Epistles of the Saint Apostles” (or simply “Apostle”). It is believed to be the first exactly dated Russian printed book. According to the afterword, they had worked on it from 19 April 1563 to 1 March 1564. This edition considerably surpassed the ‘anonymous’ publications, both in terms of text and print thanks to Ivan Fyodorov, historians believe.

On 19 April 1563, Ivan Fyodorov and his assistant Peter Timofeevich Mstislavets (from Byelorussia) began working on a book called “Acts and Epistles of the Saint Apostles” (or simply “Apostle”). It is believed to be the first exactly dated Russian printed book. According to the afterword, they had worked on it from 19 April 1563 to 1 March 1564. This edition considerably surpassed the ‘anonymous’ publications, both in terms of text and print thanks to Ivan Fyodorov, historians believe.

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