Russian literature covers a prominent period of the Russian history. In ancient times it existed in the form of chronicles written by monks. At the turn of the 20th century literary traditions in Russia had reached their prime. At that time classical authors described their characters in a deeply psychological way, raised various social problems, such as the changing models of social development, and depicted in their works everyday life of common people, love, gratitude and other redeeming qualities. Novelists and poets amazed their readers by having a way with the words of the Russian literary language.
The literary work of Russian classical authors will never lose their artistic significance and will always spark the interest of readers belonging to different epochs.