Kiev Vasily Grigorovich-Barsky( Russian pilgrim-peshehodets)
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Biography Kiev Vasily Grigorovich-Barsky
(1701 - 47). Wanting to go to Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, he secretly from his father, came to her prefect, Feofan Prokopovich, who enrolled him in seminary. "There has been strong in science, - talks about himself Basil - Obuchi was small schools, even before the rhetoric". In 1723, Mr.. Basil went to Lvov, where he managed to enter the Jesuit academy under an assumed name Barsky (1724): but the Jesuits soon realized that they were dealing with the Orthodox, and expelled him from the Academy. In August 1724, Mr.. Basil, . with a widowed priest, . taken on foot walking in Rome, then he went to one in Corfu, . Kefalonia, . Zant, . Chios, . Thessalonica and Mount Athos, . thence to Palestine, . Syria, . Arabia to the mountains of Sinai, . Egypt, . again visited the islands of the Archipelago, . stopped at some time in Constantinople, . went to Antioch, . again on Mount Athos, . passed Epirus, . Macedonia and from Istanbul via Romania, . Bulgaria, . Moldova and Poland returned to Kiev, . where he soon died,
. During all his wanderings led Basil extensive travel notes. His descriptions were detailed and precise and indicate, among other things, that he diligently read and studied the ancients, especially the medieval Greek writers, which often refers. Everywhere he rented types and plans to wonderful places and buildings and put them together with about 150. On his return he wanted to reconsider and correct his notes for the press, but the disease did not give him the opportunity to do. It notes the first time were issued VG. Ruban (St. Petersburg, 1788, followed by 6 other editions). Publication Ruban can not be called serviceable, and he allowed himself to correct and reduce the text. Genuine Basil's manuscript was published in the whole integrity of the publication of the Orthodox Palestine Society, edited by NP. Barsukova (St. Petersburg, 1885 - 89). He also owns a brochure entitled "Life and works of VG. Barsky (St. Petersburg, 1885).