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Rurik

[ roor-ik ]

noun

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


Rurik

/ ˈrʊərɪk /

noun

  1. Rurik879MRussianNorsePOLITICS: hereditary ruler 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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After a lively engagement the Rurik was sunk, and the other two Russian cruisers narrowly escaped to Vladivostok.

The two younger brothers died, and Rurik moved to Novgorod where he built a castle.

Upon Rurik's death, he was succeeded, not by his son Igor, but by his brother Oleg as the eldest of the family.

It seems strange that such a woman should have been the (p. 036) first of Rurik's house to embrace Christianity.

As the descendants of Rurik increased in number, it was not always easy to determine who was entitled to the succession.

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