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The fifteenth-century Russian Tale on Constantinople, since 1886 attributed to one mysterious Nestor-Iskinder, is a rather hybrid, lively account of the ultimate fall of Constantinople (1453) in the hands of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II. Mutual religious, political and historical interests led to a fruitful circulation of the Tale among East and South Slavs.
St. Prince Lazarus, a ruler of Serbia, unifier of the Serbian lands, builder of monasteries and Churches, was reflected in Serbian literature and folklore as one of the main heroes of the battle against the Turks on the Kosovo field in 1389. After his death he was immediately canonized as a holy martyr by the Serbian Orthodox Church.
St. George the New is a great martyr who was burned by the Turks on 11 February 1515 in the Bulgarian city of Sredetz (Sofia) for refusing to accept Islam, and became widely known not only in the Slavic Orthodox south but also in the Russian lands.