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Alexander Nevsky

Alexander Nevsky  

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(c. 1220–63)Russian soldier, Grand Duke of Vladimir (1252–63). Born in Vladimir, son of the Grand Duke Jaroslav II of Novgorod, he acquired his second name after his defeat of the Swedish army on the ...
Andrei Rublev

Andrei Rublev  

(b ?c.1360; d Moscow, 1430).The most famous of Russian icon painters. The 600th anniversary of his birth was celebrated by Soviet Russia in 1960, but the date is not firmly documented and there is ...
Chernigov

Chernigov  

Chernigov, on the river Dnieper, first appeared in the Primary Chronicle under the year 907. In the 11th–13th centuries it was the capital of a powerful, expansionist principality, whose princes ...
Kiev

Kiev  

Located on the river Dnieper, on the trade routes from central Europe and the Baltic to Byzantium and the Arab caliphates, Kiev had been settled for several centuries before Varangian ...
Kremlin

Kremlin  

The citadel in Moscow housing the Russian and (formerly) USSR government. The name is recorded from the mid 17th century, and comes via French from Russian kreml′ ‘citadel’.The study and analysis of ...
Novgorod

Novgorod  

A city in NW Russia, on the Volkhov River at the northern tip of Lake Ilmen, which is Russia's oldest city; it was settled by the Varangian chief Rurik in 862 and ruled by Alexander Nevsky between ...
river Volga

river Volga  

[Finnic: Rha; Turko-Tataric: Itil, Atel, Idel]Largest river in Europe, the single most important river in Russian history. The Volga basin covers one-third of European Russia. What the river Dnieper ...
Rostov Velikii

Rostov Velikii  

Attested as early as the 9th century, Rostov was originally the centre of the Finno-Ugrian Meria tribe. Slavic settlers arrived in the 11th century, and a bishopric was established c.1093. ...
Russia

Russia  

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Russia's president is determined to modernize this vast country but is also crushing its democracyRussia, which is officially the Russian Federation, is by far the world's largest country, spanning ...
Suzdal᾽

Suzdal᾽  

(Σούσδαλις), one of a cluster of towns in northeast Rus᾽, often linked politically to Rostov and to Vladimir-on-the-Kljaz'ma.Political, commercial, and cultural relations with Byz. grew in the ...
Ukraine

Ukraine  

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People power arrives via an ‘orange revolution’ but then melts away againUkraine consists almost entirely of gently rolling plains with the highest part in the west. The broad Dnieper River flows ...
Vladimir

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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City on the n bank of the River Klyazma, Russia. Founded early in the 12th century by Vladimir II of

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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City named after Grand Prince *Vladimir of *Kiev, who took the city from *Poland. Vladimir became the capital

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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Capital of North-East Russia from the late 12th to the early 15th c., a city particularly rich in medieval monuments.

Volhynia

Volhynia  

Volhynia (Volynia, Volyń, Wolyń), a historical region situated in north-western Ukraine, consists at present of the oblasts (districts) of Volyn, Rivne and Zhytomyr. From the 7th to the 9th c. ...

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