The shrine of knowledge.


Yurodivy is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Yurodivy books and related discussion.

Suggested News Resources

Valérie Etterlen – La Femme aux Animaux
Sinon, elle continue sa collaboration avec le groupe strasbourgeois Yurodivy, et ne va pas tarder à travailler en volume, se tourner vers la sculpture tout en gardant son côté graphique.
Laurus - a Russian Masterpiece, a Universal Novel
Vodoazkin's beautiful portrayal of holy fools demystifies, or rather mystifies, the concept of yurodivy associated with Russian Orthodoxy (but not unique to it). The writing is soaked in religious beauty without the least Orthodox bias.
Opera: Boris Godunov at the National Theatre
I stole this title, with respect, from a book by writer Eufrosinia Kersnovskaya. Every person, at any time, at any place, has an equally significant value. What is then the difference between Boris and Yurodivy?
Artists Confront the Uncomfortable Legacy of Lenin
Artists and activists who perpetrated these actions play the role of the proverbial Russian yurodivy — a type of jester, who is supposed to be allowed (at least ideally) to speak truth to power without fear of persecution.
Mariinsky's Boris Godunov - a revelation

Great care has been taken to prepare the information on this page. Elements of the content come from factual and lexical knowledge databases, library and third-party sources. We appreciate your suggestions and comments on further improvements of the site.

Discussion Forum
Overriding Commission
Place for your opinion