Princes of Kievan Rus
KIEV Family Outline Descent Tree(s) (ODT)
Name formsKieff, Kiev, Kiyiv, Kyiv, Rurik
Tradition tells of the origins of Russia in the 9° century with the Kievan Rus. The Slavs drove the Varangian Vikings, or Rus, out of the area between the Black and Baltic seas, back to Sweden from whence they came — only to discover that they were unable to govern themselves. To put down the ensuing disorder, they invited the Rus to return as legitimate rulers.
Among them was one Riurik, a Varangian prince,
who became Prince of Novgorod,
a city located some 160 km south and 60 km east of present-day St Petersburg (former Leningrad).
His descendants, the Rurikid Dynasty,
ruled Russia to the end of the 16° century
and the Time of Troubles.
The Princes of Vladimir and, ultimately,
the Tsars of Russia trace their origins to this family.
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(as of 2012-08-20), =::Cross reference
|RURIK of Kiev [~800-879] – Prince of Kiev; founder of Rurikid dynasty KIEV24 31GGFa|
|Vladimir I the Great [~0956-1015] – Russian saint, Grand Prince of Kiev KIEV19 28GGFa|
Vladimir II Monomakh
[1053-1125] – Grand Prince of Kiev, Grand Duke of Kiev
Bookmarks (off-site links)
origins, early history
- Kievan Rus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-07
- Kievan Rus' - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Kievan Rus'
- Kievan Rus
- Earliest History of our Country [in Russian] Early historical information - Kiev Russia - Colonization of Suzdal6sko - Vladimir Russia - Influence of Tatar authority on specific Russia - Specific way of life of Suzdal6sko- Vladimir Russia - Novgorod - Pskov - Lithuania - Moscow principality to the middle KHV of century - Time of the great prince Ivan III
- Russian History before 1800
- The Founding of the City of Kiev.
- Medieval Sourcebook: The Novgorod Chronicle: Selected Annals
- RAMBAUD ON THE KIEVAN RUS' PRINCIPALITY UNDER VLADIMIR AND YAROSLAV [excerpted from Alfred Rambaud, Russia, Leonora B. Lang, tr., vol. 1 (New York: Collier, 1900), pp. 24-26]
- RAMBAUD ON THE KIEVAN RUS' IN THE PRE-CHRISTIAN ERA [excerpted from Alfred Rambaud, Russia, Leonora B. Lang, tr., vol. 1 (New York: Collier, 1900), pp. 24-26]
- Grand Duke of Kiev - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Rurikid dynasty
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