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[roo r-ik] /ˈrʊər ɪk/
died a.d. 879, Scandinavian prince: founder of the Russian monarchy.
Russian Ryurik. Unabridged
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  • The people of the country, the peasants, were not quite so free as when Rurik landed.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
  • It is recorded that it counted 100,000 inhabitants, when Rurik arrived in Russia.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
  • When the Rurik appeared, Kadu was in the woods a long way from the coast.

  • Yaroslaf confirmed the free institutions which Rurik had respected.

  • Oleg, the fourth brother of Rurik, was his successor, his son Igor being yet a minor.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • Of the three brothers, only one, Rurik, lived for a number of years.

    The Story of Mankind Hendrik Van Loon
  • The death of Oleg brought Igor his ward, then nearly forty years of age, to the throne of Rurik his father.

  • Russia had made a remarkable stride forward as a nation since Rurik was invited to Novgorod a quarter-century before.

  • Scandinavian in origin, the dynasty of Rurik was reaching out hands of brotherhood towards its kinsmen in the West.

  • Branches of the house of Rurik remained, yet no member of it dared aspire to that throne which the tyrant Ivan had made odious.

British Dictionary definitions for Rurik


died 879. Varangian (Scandinavian Viking) leader who founded the Russian monarchy. He gained control over Novgorod (?862) and his dynasty, the Rurikids, ruled until 1598
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