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In St. Petersburg, put the Gospel in 1560

March 29 2006

The exhibition, which presents the first Russian printed books, opens in St. Petersburg. The exposition is exhibited in the State Museum of the History of Religion.

Organizers said the exhibition tells about the beginning of the domestic publishing, which was an important church-state matter, was financed from the royal treasury, and received a blessing. Patriarch.

Work of the Moscow masters XVI-XVII centuries are on display. After the reforms of Patriarch Nikon to withdraw from the liturgical items, or simply destroyed. Thanks to the collecting activities of the Old Believers who had not taken "Nikon's" print edition, these have survived.

Subject of attention of scholars and collectors of relics are from the XIX century. Visitors will see the earliest edition of the Gospel, which was released in 1560, and several works of Ivan Fyodorov, including the first complete edition of the Bible into Slavonic. Informs radio "Culture"

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