In the article the issue on ideological function of «black petition to Peter the Great» by V. Zorin in the heart of events of the Streltsy Uprising of 1698 is investigated. The authors prove the hypothesis on the implement of the «black petition» to the publicistic genre form characteristic for the end of the XVII century of an «open letter», more often used during that period of the historical time in the capacity of an instrument of ideological fight for the depiction of the «ideological frames of mind» and open infusion of sociopolitical ideas to large mass audiences. Documentary facts and arguments confirming the intention of the sergeant V. Zorin to create «rebellious» manifesto as an ideological basis of the Streltsy opposition to the reforms of Peter the Great that put at threat narrow group interest of the Streltsy troops are presented.

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V. V. Zapletin

Samara National Research University

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