Kungur Chronicle
The Kungur Chronicle, also known as the Kungur Chronicler and Brief Siberian Kungur Chronicle (Кунгурская летопись, Кунгурский летописец, Летопись сибирская краткая Кунгурская in Russian
Russian language
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) is one of the Siberian Chronicles
Siberian Chronicles
The Siberian Chronicles are the Russian chronicles of the late 16th - 18th centuries on the history of Siberia. They include the Yesipov Chronicle, Kungur Chronicle, Remezov Chronicle, Stroganov Chronicle, and others. These chronicles represent a valuable source on the early history of the Russian...

, written in the late 16th century by one of Yermak
Yermak Timofeyevich
Yermak Timofeyevich , Cossack leader, Russian folk hero and explorer of Siberia. His exploration of Siberia marked the beginning of the expansion of Russia towards this region and its colonization...

's companions during his Siberia
Siberia is an extensive region constituting almost all of Northern Asia. Comprising the central and eastern portion of the Russian Federation, it was part of the Soviet Union from its beginning, as its predecessor states, the Tsardom of Russia and the Russian Empire, conquered it during the 16th...

n campaign.

The full version of the Kungur Chronicle did not survive to this day. It was partially included in one of the Siberian Chronicles known as the Remezov Chronicle
Remezov Chronicle
The Remezov Chronicle is one of the Siberian Chronicles, compiled by a Russian historian Semyon Remezov in the late 17th century....

. The Kungur Chronicle contains the description of Yermak's Siberian campaign and valuable historic, geographic and ethnographic data on Siberia and its 16th-century inhabitants. It is written in a folk Cossack
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-style language.


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