Stroganov Chronicle
The Stroganov Chronicle, also known under the name "On Capturing of the Siberian Land" (Строгановская летопись, "О взятии Сибирской земли" in Russian
Russian language
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) is one of the earliest 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...


There is no unanimous opinion in the Russia
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n scientific community with regards to the exact date of this chronicle
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's compilation. It is generally considered that it was written either in 1620–1630 or 1668–1673. Some historian
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s believe that parts of the Stroganov Chronicle are based on the Yesipov Chronicle
Yesipov Chronicle
The Yesipov Chronicle is one of the Siberian Chronicles, dedicated to the memory of Yermak. It was compiled in 1636 by Savva Yesipov, a podyachy of the Siberian archbishop Nectarius....

, which was written in 1636. The Stroganov Chronicle is based on annalistic
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 data (which didn't survive to this day) and materials of the Stroganovs' archive
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s, including their correspondence with 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 druzhina
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. The Stroganov Chronicle tells in great detail about the events of the early stage of the annexation
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 of Siberia
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 in favor of Russia
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. The Stroganovs' initiative to organize Yermak's campaign is put in the forefront in this chronicle.
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