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Rurik or Riurik (Рюрик)
(ca 830—ca 879)
Rurik or Riurik (Рюрик) was a Varangian chieftain who gained control of Ladoga in 862, built the Holmgard settlement near Novgorod, and founded the Rurik Dynasty which ruled Kievan Rus until the 17th century.
There is a debate over how Rurik came to control Ladoga and Novgorod. The only information about him is contained in the 12th-century... More...
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