Надписи-граффити смоленского Собора на Протоке из фондов Новгородского музея
Graffiti inscriptions from the Smolensk Cathedral on the Protoka kept in the Novgorod Museum
Publication of three 13th century Old Russian graffiti inscriptions found on a plaster wall fragment from the Smolensk Cathedral on the Protoka (Sobor na Protoke) with paleographic, linguistic and historical commentary. The fragment was withdrawn from the wall in the course of 1963 excavations and is stored in the Novgorod Museum collection. The inscriptions include the oldest attestation of a widespread magic formula "I will stand with my face to the East" and autograph of Horonьko Kijasovi(čь) displaying remarkable combination of an archaic Slavic given name and Turkic patronymic.