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Nicholas Zharkikh

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Having determined the history of the formation "Vytautas" chronicle, we can determine confident enough the origin of its highly processed Moscow copy (Vit7L).

Thus, based on Vit4L, author Vit7L spent considerable work for finding additional sources and their adaptation to his purpose. The goal for preparing this chronicle was explanation of the origin of Prince Mstislavsky.