The Slavonic heroic saga of Russia centres round Vladimir of Kiev (980-1015), the first Christian ruler of that country, whose personality is eclipsed by that of Ilya (Elias) of Mourom, the son of a peasant, who was said to have saved the empire from the Tatars at the urgent request of his emperor.
"You spoil her, Ilya," she added, turning to her husband.
"That is, with Ilya Rostov who married Nataly Shinshina," said Anna Mikhaylovna.
Then you are his son, Ilya?
Rostov, the father, is Ilya, and his son is Nicholas.