:"For other meanings, see
Bogatyr (disambiguation)."The bogatyr ( _ru. богаты'рь, from the Slavic "bogat" - "rich" or "gifted") or vityaz( _ru. витязь, a valiant warrior) was a medieval Russian heroic warrior, akin to Western European knight errant.
An early usage of the word "bogatyr" was recorded in Russia time in
Sernitskiy's book "Descriptio veteris et novae Poloniae cum divisione ejusdem veteri et nova"," printed in 1585in an unknown location, in which he says, "Rossi… de heroibus suis, quos Bohatiros id est semideos vocant, aliis persuadere conantur"." Bylinas prominently feature stories about these heroes. Each bogatyr tends to be known for a certain character trait: Alyosha Popovichfor his wits, Dobrynya Nikitichfor his courage, and Ilya Murometsfor his physical and spiritual power and integrity, and for his dedication to the protection of his homeland and people.
Ilya Muromets, regarded as the greatest of the bogatyrs
Svyatogor, who when dying, gave his strength to Ilya Muromets
* Peresvet, who sacrificed himself against the Tatars at the
Battle of Kulikovo
* "The Bogatyr" is a decorative oil on canvas panel painted by
Mikhail Vrubelin 1898. It is displayed in The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [http://www.abcgallery.com/V/vrubel/vrubel54.html]
Viktor Vasnetsov's 1898 painting "Bogatyrs", displayed in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
* In the
video game" Battlefield 2142", the T-39 Bogatyr is part of the Pan Asian Coalition (PAC) armored cavalry. It is a "Battlewalker" or " mech" that carries a driver and a weapons officer. Its counterpart in the European Union (EU) Army is the L-5 Riesig.
Lord of Snow and Shadows" by Sarah Ash(The Bogatyr, Kostya Torzianin, is the Commander of the Druzhina, who guard the "Drakhaon" or "Dragon Lord" of the country Azhkendir in Rossiya)
The Tale of the Dead Princess and the Seven Knights" by Alexander Pushkin("Knights" are "Seven Bogatyrs" in the original Russian)
*Bogatyri (A team of Russian superheroes published by
*"Bogatyr" A superhero from Russia, part of a fictional
United Nationsorganization, who appears as a character in the GURPSsourcebook called "International Super Teams," ISBN 155634192X. A defector from Russia, the character uses his own design of powered armorand an enhanced battle ax.
* The finale of
Modest Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" is sometimes called "The Bogatyr Gate" after a proposed gate to Kiev in 1866 by Victor Hartmann. The gate was to commemorate the escape of Tsar Alexander II of Russiafrom an assassination attempt. This version of the gate was not selected in the competition. (per Nancy Bricard in the notes of the Alfred Masterworks sheet music)
* Богатыри и витязи Русской земли: По былинам, сказаниям и песням. (1990) Moscow: "Moskovsky Rabochy" publishers ru icon
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