The Tale of Bygone Years (Povest' vremennykh let) is the most important source for the history of early Rus'. This provides scholars and general readers with the first fully legible text that includes all of the known redactions of the Povest'.
"The Tale of Bygone Years" ("Povest Vremennykh let") is an important source for the history of early Rus'. This volume provides the text, including all of the known redactions of the "Povest". It consists of an intercollation of the five oldest redactions, three modern redactions, three later interpolations and Donald Ostrowski's own final interpretation. The intercollated texts are nested line by line.