Куда был призван Рюрик?
The paper discusses the origin of pragmatic writing in Early Rus’ and its relationship to the Church Slavonic tradition. The emergence of birchbark literacy in Novgorod at about 1030 is treated as a by-product of the spread of church education under the reign of Jaroslav the Wise. The intermingling of lay and ecclesiastic affairs in the life of Lyudin konec of Novgorod is shown to have produded the breeding ground for the proliferation of birchbark writing in this part of the city.
The article deals with so called Staraja Ladoga “Big Houses” – the specific dwellings of 9-10th cc. usually connected with the Scandinavian component in Staraja Ladoga settlement. The article include critical analysis of existing interpretations of the type and some qualifications of chronology and planigrahy of this group of dwellings.
The article deals with the newly founded document – a letter from Ivan Saltykov to Polish king Sigismund III from Ladoga fortress shortly taken from the troops of Colonel Delaville. There comes also analysis of letter’s language and characteristic of the historical context of its appearance.