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A 1909 illustration of the famous firebird from Russian folklore.



The Firebird and Princess Vassilissa:  A Russian Folktale (Reader's Theater Play)
In this humorous take on the traditional tale, a young archer must capture the magical creature called the Firebird for his Czar.  In the process he also wins the hand of the beautiful princess, Vassilissa.  He accomplishes his mission with the help of a magical talking horse.
Mythical Creatures of Russia (PDF)
This handout showcases some of the interesting mythical creatures that make up Russian folklore such as the Domovoy, Leshii, Rusalka, and Baba Yaga.  Pictures are included in the handout.


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