Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov: The three Bogatyr (1898)
(The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia)
a famous painting by the Russian artist Viktor Vasnetsov. The three persons are famous folk heroes of Kievan Rus. From left to right: Dobrynya Nikitich, Ilya Muromets and Alyosha Popovich. All three are the subjects of many stories - fighting dragons, steppe people etc. The term bogatyr is equal to the Western knight-errant. Painting from 1898.