Byzantine Empire and RussiaTimeline

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Rurik takes control of Novgorod

The legendary Norman warrior Rurik (died ca. 873) was the founder of the first Russian state and of the dynasty that ruled in Russia until the death of Feodor I in 1598.Rurik had settled in Novgorod,and his brothers took control of adjacent regions.

Vladimir I converts to Christianity

Vladimir I (died 1015). Was also known as Vladimir the Great and St. Vladimir, was a grand prince of of Kievan Russia from about 980 to 1051. Reign represents the development of the first Russian state.Vladimir first goals had seemed to be to recover his father's conquests,lost during the civil war. Vladimir completed unification of all eastern Slavs in his realm, secured its frontiers against foreign invasions, and by accepting Christianity -brought Russia into the community of Christian nations and their civilization

Reign of Yaroslav the Wise and introduction of the Pravda Russkia

Grand duke of Kiev;son of Vladimir I. Designated by his father to rule Novgorod,he became grand duke of Kiev after defeating his older brother sviatopolk,who succeeded Vladimir I.

Invasion of the Polovtsy

The unification of the Don Polovtsy began after the death of Vladimir Monomakh in 1125. Many Russian princes married highborn women from among the Polovtsy, settled the Polovtsy within Rus’ borders, allowed them to control certain cities, and used them as an armed force. The Polovtsy renewed their attacks against Rus’ in the late 1170’s and 1180’s, but their forces were greatly undermined by repeated Russian campaigns.

Invasion of the Mongols

The Mongol invasion of Europe in the 13th century involved the destruction of East Slavic principalities.

The Mongols brought terror to Europe on a scale not seen again until the twentieth century.

The Effects of the Mongol Empire on Russia

Founded in 1147, Moscow remained an insignificant town for more than a hundred years. At that time, the location lay at the crossroads of three major roads, one of which connected Moscow to Kiev. The geographic location of Moscow merits attention, as it sits on a bend of the Moscow River, which connects to the Oka and Volga River.

Reign of Ivan the Great

Ivan III the Great was the grand prince of Moscow and the grand prince of all Russia. During his reign, the Russian state gained independence from the Mongol Tatars, finally ending 200 years of their rule. Ivan also made Moscow the centre of the Russian world by considerably expanding its borders.

Reign of Ivan the Terrible

randson of Ivan the Great, Ivan the Terrible, or Ivan IV, acquired vast amounts of land during his long reign (1533-1584), an era marked by the conquest of the khanates of Kazan, Astrakhan and Siberia. Ivan the Terrible created a centrally controlled Russian state, imposed by military dominance.