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Askold and Dir (Аскольд и Дир)

Askold and Dir (Аскольд и Дир)

Askold and Dir were, according to the Primary Chronicle, two of Rurik's men who ruled Kiev in the 870s. The chronicle implies that they were neither his relatives nor of noble blood. The Primary Chronicle relates that Askold and Dir were sanctioned by Rurik to go to Constantinople. When travelling on the Dnieper, they saw a settlement on a... More...


Ukraine, 1998, Askold and Dir

Ukraine, 1998.07.04, Kiev. Askold and Dir

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