Saint Sava in Russian Imperial Chronicle
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, the Institute for Schoolbooks and Teaching Aid published a capital work – “Saint Sava in Russian Imperial Chronicle”. Mr. Milovan Vitezovic is an editor and Mrs. Miljenka Vitezovic translated the book from Old Russian. The book was presented on 21 January 2013 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade.
Serbian Patriarch Irinej and Mr. Branislav Petkovic, Minister of Culture and Information attended the presentation, while Dr. Anika Skovran, Art Historian; Mr. Miloljub Albijanic, Director of the Institute for School Books and Teaching Aid, and author Milovan Vitezovic spoke about the book.
In 1547 Grand Prince of Moscow Ivan IV Vasilyevich Rurik was crowned as the first Russian tsar. He aimed to create a great and powerful empire by expanding the borders of Russia towards the Baltics, Crimea and Siberia. He also supported writing of a history of the world from the Genesis until his time, as a support to his rule. In this way the great Chronicle of Russian history in twenty volumes was written.
The Russian original work, the Chronicle has 20 volumes and it is published by Akteon, publishing company. Akteon gave the rights to “the Institute for School Books and Teaching Aid” to single out Serbian pages from the Chronicle into one whole and published them with the title “Saint Sava in Russian Imperial Chronicle”. The book was published in three languages – Old Russian, Serbian and Russian.