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Rurik

[roo r-ik] /ˈrʊər ɪk/
noun
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.

    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

Rurik

/ˈrʊərɪk/
noun
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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