Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-4907 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1913 (Online)

the voivode

Saratov voivode the prince Ivan the Big Fedorovich Shahovskoy (1637-1639)

The article describes the unknown pages of the left bank of Saratov connected with voivode’s the Big Ivan Fedorovich Shahovskoy staying in the city, and Holstein embassy, whose secretary was Adam Oleary. These ambassadors returned from Persia to Moscow in 1638 through Astrakhan and Saratov.

First is a detailed biography of prince Ivan Shahovskoy who was voivode in many cities in Russia (Tsarevosanchursk, Ryl'sk, Tomsk, Saratov and Nizhny Novgorod).

The history of the original Saratov in 1590–1604 years: the characteristics of sources and the chronology of events (before the Time of Troubles)

The article describes the the unknown pages of the history of Saratov during the first fifteen years since the founding of the city. The sources of the history of this period of Saratov are discussed in detail. Particular attention is paid to the sources of wintering in Saratov Persian embassy of Perkula Bek.