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[roo r-ik]
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  1. died a.d. 879, Scandinavian prince: founder of the Russian monarchy.
Russian Ryurik.
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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.


    Victor Nilsson

British Dictionary definitions for rurik



  1. 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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