Inspired by famous historians writer DL Mordovtsev written several books devoted to the famous Russian woman. However, in their fiction prevails over the historical truth.  If the pre-revolutionary historiography rarely appeared books on ancient Russian women (Princess Olga, wives of Ivan the Terrible),  in the Soviet times, the topic for a long time has been developed. It should then write only a simple woman, but they almost did not have any information in historical sources. Only about a 80-ies. XX century. work began to appear on the Legal Status of Women of Ancient Rus, their role in the family and in the upbringing of children, their level of literacy.  Recently, there were published several popular science books that attempt to recreate the real images of the most famous women of the past.