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Introduction: How do we know about the events of the past?

Nicholas Zharkikh

Shortened text of the section. Full text in ukrainian version.

I did not plan to write this chapter, but decided to add it in the third month of our war against the Pushkinists (the "population" of the Rotten-Straw Horde). They planned to end the war in Washington, but for the third month they cannot capture either the big Mariupol or the small Popasna. Even the glorious conqueror Lukashenko (bulbo-führer of the Potato Horde) to be in Kyiv "in two days", but says (May 5, 2022) that he was not going to fight at all.

But he is lying, and we know it. And he knows he’s lying, and he knows it. And we know he knows it. And he knows that we know it, and hope to see him on the gallows.

And while it has not come to that – I will continue (May 6, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.)

Since the first part of the work is mainly of a popular nature, I want to start the conversation with the question posed in the title.

What is a "primary source"

High-quality and low-quality sources

Sources for the history of Rus’ of the 13th century

Other written sources

Archaeological sources

The incompleteness of our sources

And now let’s try to break through all the mentioned obstacles and immerse ourselves in the events of our past, in the events of the 13th century.