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"Kievan Rus (862-1242 CE) was a medieval political federation located in modern-day Belarus, Ukraine, and part of Russia (the latter...

John Steinbeck describes the ruins of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, St. Sophia and sarcophagus of Yaroslav...

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"We went from this little plaster city, so new that it has not even been built yet, to the...

Ukraine celebrates anniversary of Kyiv Rus Christianization

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"Kyivan Rus, baptized by the prince Volodymyr the Great, Yaroslav the Wise and his daughter, the queen of France,...

Anne of Kiev became a Queen of France. By naming her first son and...

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Henry died on 4 August 1060. He is buried in the Basilica of Saint-Denis. Upon his death, Anne became queen regnant for...

Kiev Rus and its legacy

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- 1043 Yaroslav sends his flotilla from Kiev to demand money from Byzantium. Constantinople refuses, tries...

Austrian page in Ukraine’s history. (Quotes from a Yale Professor’s book)

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PREVIOUS PART "The lands of the Commonwealth seized by Austria in the partitions of 1772 and...

Harold Hardrada while serving as the commander of the Byzantine Varangian Guard, sent his...

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" When he was fifteen years old, in 1030, Harald fought in the Battle of Stiklestad together with his half-brother Olaf Haraldsson (later...

Ukrainian Trident/Tryzub was also the Coat of Arms of the Viking ruling dynasty of...

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"Most historians agree that the medieval symbol was not intended as depicting a trident, but...

Ukrainian Cossacks – the power of Freedom. (Quotes from a Harvard Professor’s book)

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It's Harvard Professor Serhii Plokhy this time with the book "The Gates of Europe: The History of Ukraine"  

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