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  1. I think they are the same ones that existed throughout the history of Moscow Rus and even the Russian Empire: fairy tales, proverbs, riddles, all sorts of songs, historical legends, various bylichki-stories about all sorts of evil spirits, conspiracies and spells. But the epics seem to have lost popularity after the invasion of the Mongols and the death of Kievan Rus and survived only in the far North.

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