Kievan Rus' - The Varangian Rus 1/3
Generally speaking, the Norwegians expanded to the north and west to places such as Ireland, Scotland, Iceland and Greenland; the Danes to England and France...
Stone of Tmutarakan
The Stone of Tmutarakan (Russian: Тмутараканский камень) is a marble slab engraved with the words "In the year 6576 [ A.M., 1068 A.D] the sixth of the Indiction, Prince Gleb measured across the sea on...
Stone of Tmutarakan - Wikipedia
Veche
Veche (Russian: вече, Polish: wiec, Ukrainian: віче, Belarusian: веча, Old Church Slavonic: věšte) was a popular assembly in medieval Slavic countries.In Novgorod, where the veche ...
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Bogatyr
A bogatyr (Russian: богатырь; Old East Slavic богатырь, Ukrainian: богатир; from baghatur, a historical Turco-Mongol honorific) or vityaz (Russian: витязь) is a stock character in medieval...
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Gleb Svyatoslavich (Prince of Chernigov)
Gleb Svyatoslavich (c. 1168–1215/1220) was a Rus' prince (a member of the Rurik dynasty). His baptismal name was Pakhomy. He was prince of Kaniv (before 1192–1194), of Belgorod (1205–1206), and of Che...
Coloman of Galicia-Lodomeria
Coloman of Galicia-Lodomeria (Hungarian: Kálmán, Ukrainian: Коломан) (1208 – 1241) was a member of the Árpád dynasty. He was Prince of Halych (1214–15) and he became the first anointed and cr...
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Maria Shvarnovna
Maria Shvarnovna (c. 1158 - 19 March/19 May 1205/1206) was the first wife of Vsevolod III "Big Nest", and gave birth to at least 14 children (hence Vsevolod's sobriquet of "Big Nest"). Four of her s...
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Principality of Chernigov
The Principality of Chernigov (Old East Slavic: Чєрниговскоє кънѧжьство, Ukrainian: Чернігівське князівство) is one of the largest state formations of Kievan Rus'. For a time the principality ...
Principality of Chernigov - Wikipedia
Primary Chronicle
Tale of Bygone Years (Old Church Slavonic: Повѣсть времѧньныхъ лѣтъ, Povest Vremyannykh Let) or Primary Chronicle is a history of Kievan Rus' from about 850 to 1110, originally compiled in Kiev ab...
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Torchesk
Torchesk (Ukrainian: Торчеськ; Russian: Торческ) was a medieval town, located between today's villages of Olshanytsia and Sharky in Kiev Oblast (province) of northern Ukraine some 38 kilometre...
Boris and Gleb
Boris and Gleb (Russian: Борис и Глеб), Borys and Hlib (Ukrainian: Борис і Гліб), Christian names Roman and David, respectively, were the first saints canonized in Kievan Rus' after the Chris...
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Of all Rus'
The All-Russian nation, also known as the pan-Russian nation or the triune Russian nation is a Russophile ideology which sees the Russian nation comprise three historical, regional branches: Great Rus...
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Lendians
The Lendians (Polish: Lędzianie) were a West Slavic tribe who lived in the area of East Lesser Poland and Cherven Towns between the 7th and 11th centuries.Since they were documented primarily by f...
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Malfrida
Malfrida (died 1000) was the probably Bohemian wife of grand prince of Kiev Vladimir I of Kiev.Primary Chronicle mentioned about a death of woman named Malfrida. Russian historian Vasily Tatishchev su...
Varangian runestones
Clickable map of the geographic distribution of the Varangian Runestones in southern Scandinavia (modern administrative borders ...
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Yuri I of Galicia
Yuri I of Galicia (April 24, 1252 (1257?) – March 18, 1308) was a King of Ruthenia, Prince of Volhynia (Latin: Regis Rusie, Princeps Ladimerie). His full title was Yuri I, King of Ruthenia, Great Prin...
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Principality of Polotsk
The Principality of Polotsk, also known as the Kingdom of Polotsk or the Duchy of Polotsk (Belarusian: По́лацкае кня́ства; Russian: По́лоцкое кня́жество) was a medieval principality of the Ear...
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Georgius Tzul
Georgius Tzul (also Georgios) was a Khazar warlord against whom the Byzantine Empire and Mstislav of Tmutarakan launched a joint expedition in 1016. He appears only in the account of the Byzantine co...
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Boris Vyacheslavich
Boris Vyacheslavich (Russian: Борис Вячеславич) was Prince of Chernigov for eight days in 1077. He was the son of Vyacheslav Yaroslavich, Prince of Smolensk. Following his father's death in 1057, ...
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Raffelstetten customs regulations
Raffelstetten Customs Regulations (Latin: Inquisitio de theloneis Raffelstettensis, literally: "Inquisition on the Raffelstetten Tolls"), is the only legal document regulating customs in Early Medieva...
Rus'-Byzantine War (860)
The Rus'–Byzantine War of 860 was the only major military expedition of the Rus' Khaganate recorded in Byzantine and Western European sources. The reason was the construction of the fortress Sarkel b...
Rus'-Byzantine War (860) - Wikipedia
Yan Vyshatich
Yan Vyshatich (Ян Вышатич in Russian) (c. 1016 – June 24, 1106) was a Kievan nobleman and military commander (tysyatsky). The last known representative of the Dobrynya dynasty, Yan Vyshatich was the s...
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Kievian Letter
The Kievian Letter is an early 10th-century (ca. 930) letter long thought to be written by a Khazarian Jewish community in Kiev. The letter, a Hebrew-language recommendation written on behalf of one m...
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Principality of Pereyaslavl
The Principality of Pereyaslavl (Ukrainian: Переяславське князівство) was a regional principality of Kievan Rus from the end of 9th to 1302 based on the city of Pereyaslavl (now Pereiaslav-Khmelny...
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Andrew of Galicia
Andriy II Yuriyevych or Andrew of Galicia (Ukrainian: Андрій II Юрієвич) (unknown – 1323) was the last Rus' king of Galicia-Volhynia in 1308–1323 (according to other sources since 1315). He...
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Principality of Halych
Principality of Halych (Ukrainian: Галицьке князівство, Romanian: Cnezatul Halici, Old East Slavic: Галицкоє кънѧжьство) was a Kievan Rus' principality established in around 1124 establis...
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Sermon on Law and Grace
The Sermon on Law and Grace (Old Church Slavonic: Слово о законѣ и благодѣти, Slovo o zakone i blagodati) is a sermon written by the Kievan Metropolitan Hilarion. It is one of the earliest Slavoni...
Siege of Kiev (1240)
The Siege of Kiev by the Mongols took place between November 28 and December 6, 1240, and resulted in a Mongol victory. It was a heavy moral and military blow to Halych-Volhynia and allowed Batu Khan ...
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Mandgelis Document
The Mandgelis Document or Mandgelis Letter was a letter in Hebrew dated AM 4746 (985–986). It refers to "our lord David, the Khazar prince" who lived in Taman. The letter said that this David was visi...
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