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Vladimir I the Great [~0956-1015] -- Russian saint, Grand Prince of Kiev

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SVIATOSLAVOVICH, Volodimir
Svyatoy Vladimir
VELIK, Vladimir

Varangian* war leader, grand prince of Kiev, Russia (~978-1015). He extended the Russian dominions and in later life promoted peace. He also advanced the Christianization of Russia, being himself baptized (~988).  -30-
 

Chronology

978c-1015
Grand Prince of Kieff (Kiev)
980
Ruler of Kieff (Kiev) and all Russia, having defeated his brother Yaropolk
981
Subdued the Chervensk cities in now Galacia
983
Overcame the wild Yatviags (Latvians) of the shores of the Baltic
985
Fought the Bulgarians on the lower Volga
987
Planned a campaign against the Greco-Roman Empire
988
In a deal with Emperor Basil II, Vladimir converts to Christianity, receiving in return Basil's sister Anna in marriage
989
Vladimir erects the large Church of St. Mary ever Virgin (usually called Desiatinny Sobor, the Cathedral of the Tithes) in Kieff (Kiev)
996
Erects the Church of the Transfiguration in Kieff.

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* The Varangians originated in Scandanavia, chiefly from Sweden.
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