Kaliazin Petition

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Kaliazin Petition

 

a classic of Russian satirical literature of the 17th century. The Kaliazin Petition was written in the form of a lively, graphic parody of a petition, with rhymed proverbs and sayings. It exposed the way of life of the monks of Kaliazin Monastery, located near the city of Kaliazin in present-day Kalinin Oblast.

REFERENCE

Russkaia demokraticheskaia satira XVII v. (Preparation of the texts, articles, and commentary by V. P. Adrianova-Peretts.) Moscow-Leningrad, 1954.
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