Вещий Олег (The Prophet Oleg) by Boris Lvovich Vasiliev (1924-2013) written in 1996. Oleg of Novgorod was a Varangian prince who ruled during the late 9th and early 10th centuries. He was a relative (brother-in-law) of the first ruler, Rurik. In the Primary Chronicle, Oleg is known as the Prophet (Вещий) alluding to the sacred meaning of his Norse name ("priest"). According to the legend, romanticized by Alexander Pushkin in his ballad "The Song of the Wise Oleg, it was prophesied by the pagan priests (volkhvs) that Oleg would be killed by his stallion.
Russia (Moscow): Vagrius, 2002. 400 pages. Hardcover with decorative covers. Very good with light page tanning. 1 copy only.