1. The most important literary works of Russian literature from 10th to 17th century. The continuity of its development, translated (chronicles, hagiographies, novel “Alexandria”) and the most important original literary works. Different folklore genres and well known works (bilini, historical folk songs, chastushki, skaski, Russian folk proverbs and sayings, etc.)
2. General features in the 18th century Russian literature development. Original specifics of the literary trends and directions of this period and their most important representatives. Classicism (Tretyakov, Sumarokov, Lomonosov, Derzhavin, Fonvizin and their most important works), satirical works of Ivan Krylov, Sentimentalism and its most important representatives: Radischev (“Journey from Petersburg to Moscow”), Karamzin (“Poor Liza”) and others). Romanticism.