Life of Alexander Nevsky

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Life of Alexander Nevsky (Russian: Житие Александра Невского, Zhitiye Aleksandra Nevskovo) is a Russian literary work of the late 13th and early 14th centuries.

It describes the life and achievements of Alexander Nevsky, a Russian ruler and a military leader, who defended the northern borders of Rus against the Swedish invasion, defeated the Teutonic knights at the Lake Chud in 1242 and paid a few visits to Batu Khan to protect the Vladimir-Suzdal Principality from the Khazar raids. The work is filled with 'patriotic spirit' and achieves a 'high degree of artistic expressiveness' in its description of Alexander's heroic deeds and those of his warriors.[citation needed]

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