- died a.d. 879, Scandinavian prince: founder of the Russian monarchy.
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The people of the country, the peasants, were not quite so free as when Rurik landed.
It is recorded that it counted 100,000 inhabitants, when Rurik arrived in Russia.
When the Rurik appeared, Kadu was in the woods a long way from the coast.Celebrated Travels and Travellers
Yaroslaf confirmed the free institutions which Rurik had respected.Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)
Oleg, the fourth brother of Rurik, was his successor, his son Igor being yet a minor.Sweden
- 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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