The digital copies are reproductions of Bibles and further religious books from the collection of the Lomonosov State University in Moscow, which holds one of the world’s most important collections of early and rare printed works in Slavic languages. A selection of the books available there is made accessible in digital form via the licensed database, among them the following rare works:
- Liturgical texts printed in Krakow in 1491 (Triodʹ cvětnaja und Triodʹ postnaja)
- The Bible of Francysk Skaryna printed in Prague in 1518, an important linguistic monument of the early Belorussian language
- The book Katichisis of Szymon Budny, published in Njasviž in 1562 and likewise one of the works paving the way for the Belorussian language
- The first complete edition of the Bible with Slavic text from Ostroh of Ivan Fedorov of the year 1581
- Bibles and further religious texts from the Slavic centers of book printing of the time (i.a. Lviv, Vilnius)
All printed works can be viewed comfortably using a browser and can be downloaded in the PDF format. In addition to the obvious research approaches with respect to the history of religion and language, the digital copies also provide historians with interesting insight, since a multiplicity of notes, markings and inscriptions in the printed works convey valuable information on the history of books and book printing and general history.