The focus of this article is Nikolai Nekrasov's attempt to revive the legacy of Yevgeny Baratynsky, whose poetry - mainly due to Vissarion Belinsky's criticism - was not as higly esteemed in Nekrasov's lifetime as after Baratynsky's "rediscovery' in the early 20th century. It is also shows that Baratynsky's elegies could influence Nekrasov's poem "Kogda iz mraka zabluzhdeb'ia..." (1845), and ofeer an explanation of the reason why Nekrasov favored Baratynsky's poem "Priznanie" (1823, 1832-33).
It is a matter of common knowledge that European scholarship of the Early Modern period was grounded in compilations. Mikhail Lomonosov’s studies in rhetoric is an example of such practice. It is established that he relied on such sources as De eloquentia sacra et humana (1617) by Nicolas Caussin, (Novus) candidatus Rhetoricae (1659) by François Pomey, and Ausführliche Redekunst (1736) by Johann Christoph Gottsched. This article by Andrei Kostin provides a detailed analysis of the second version of Lomonosov’s Kratkoe rukovodstvo k krasnorechiiu (1748) vis-à-vis two popular manuals on rhetoric: Palaestra oratoria (1659) by Jacob Masen, and Commentariorum rhetoricorum libri VI (1606) by Gerhard Johann Vossius.