Rurik

[ roor-ik ]
/ ˈrʊər ɪk /

noun

died a.d. 879, Scandinavian prince: founder of the Russian monarchy.

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Rurik

Ryurik

/ (ˈrʊərɪk) /

noun

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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