Life of Alexander Nevsky

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"Life of Alexander Nevsky" (Житие Александра Невского in Russian, or Zhitiye Aleksandra Nevskogo), a Russian literary monument of the late 13th – early 14th centuries.

The work describes life and achievements of Alexander Nevsky, a Russian ruler and a military leader, who defended the northern borders of Rus against the Swedish invasion, defeated the Teutonic knights at the Lake Chud in 1242 and paid a few visits to Batu Khan to protect the Vladimir-Suzdal Principality from the Khazar raids. "Life..." is filled with patriotic spirit and achieves a high degree of artistic expressiveness in its description of Alexander's heroic deeds and those of his warriors.

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