The Tale of Peter and Fevronia

The author of the tale is Hermolaus-Erasmus , who came to Moscow from Pskov in mid 16th century to become a prototype of one of the palace cathedrals. In 1560s he became a monk and is thought to have left Moscow. Despite the established authorship of the piece, most scholars admit that at its basis … More The Tale of Peter and Fevronia


Long ago there was an old man who had three sons. The two elder sons looked after the farm, and they liked fine clothes. But the youngest, Ivan the Fool, liked to go off into the forest to collect mushrooms, and when at home he spent most of his time sitting on the great kitchen … More Sivka-Bourka