Grand Prince Rurik ~ 1st Viking overlord of Kievan Rus.  ......archaeology & prehistoric

Grand Prince Rurik ~ Viking overlord of Kievan Rus . " Rus " is the name of the clan , - witch later on became the father`s of city Kiev in Ukraine , - and then fathered the Russian`s .

Image of Maria-Mariya-Marfa Yaroslavna Borovskaya (1418-4 Jul 1484 age 66) Borovsk, Russia  wife of Grand Prince Vasili  II the Blind Vasiliyevich Rurik (10 Mar 1415-27 Mar 1462 age 47) Russia, mother of Grand Prince Ivan III The Great Vasilyevich Rurik (1440-1505 age 65) Russia, in Watercolor by Unknown Artist. She became Nun Marfa at Ascension Convent, known as Starodevichy Convent-Old Maiden's Convent.

Image of Maria-Mariya-Marfa Yaroslavna Borovskaya (1418-4 Jul 1484 age 66) Borovsk, Russia wife of Grand Prince Vasili II the Blind Vasiliyevich Rurik (10 Mar 1415-27 Mar 1462 age 47) Russia, mother of Grand Prince Ivan III The Great Vasilyevich Rurik (1440-1505 age 65) Russia, in Watercolor by Unknown Artist. She became Nun Marfa at Ascension Convent, known as Starodevichy Convent-Old Maiden's Convent.

St Margaret of Scotland(c1045-1093),known as Margaret of Wessex and Queen Margaret of Scotland, was an English princess of the House of Wessex and a granddaughter of Yaroslav The Wise, Grand Prince of Russia. Around 1070 Margaret married Malcolm III of Scotland, becoming his queen consort. She was a pious woman, and among many charitable works she established a ferry for pilgrims and was the mother of three kings of Scotland and a queen consort of England. Ancestor

Saint Margaret of Scotland: Margaret Atheling, Queen of Scotland - The most awesome ancestor, and Great Grandmother.

Alexander Nevsky  - Viktor Vasnetsov

Alexander Nevsky, Russian prince of Novgorod who defeated invading Teutonic knights at Lake Peipus in his most celebrated victory, the Battle of Ice

Grand Duke Vladimir Svyatoslavovich (960-1015) is known as Russian ruler who christened Russian people. The legend says until the age of 28 he was a great raver, a pagan, who persecuted Christians, murdered his brother Yaropolk and seduced his wife. After Vladimir chose Christianity between Judaism, Islamism and Catholicity he was christened and advanced Russian Orthodox Church within the country. He had got more than 13 children

Grand Duke Vladimir - Russian ruler who united and christened the Slavic tribes and cities, creating a single state.

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.

Why was Ivan III known as "Ivan the Great?" How did his wife Sophia change Russian politics & culture during her time? He was the grand prince of russia and moscow

Interiors of the Winter Palace. The Alcove of the Study of Grand Prince Nikolai Nikolayevich

Interiors of the Winter Palace. The Alcove of the Study of Grand Prince Nikolai Nikolayevich - Konstantin Andreyevich Ukhtomsky

Classical Winter Palace and Its Inside : Fancy Study Alcove Russian Ornate Palace Patterns Classic Ornate Opulent Design

Yaroslav the Wise, grand prince of Kiev is my 27th great grandfather.

Yaroslav the Wise, grand prince of Kiev is my 27th great grandfather.

Birth of Grand Prince Ivan III The Great Vasilyevich Rurik (22 Jan 1440-27 Oct 1505 age 65) Russia in Book 13 of Russia’s Facial Chronicle page 370. Ivan III was the son of Grand Prince Vasili II the Blind Vasiliyevich Rurik (1415-1468 age 47) Russia & wife Princess Maria Yaroslavna (1418-1484 age 66) Borovsk, Russia.

Birth of Grand Prince Ivan III The Great Vasilyevich Rurik (22 Jan 1440-27 Oct 1505 age 65) Russia in Book 13 of Russia’s Facial Chronicle page 370. Ivan III was the son of Grand Prince Vasili II the Blind Vasiliyevich Rurik (1415-1468 age 47) Russia & wife Princess Maria Yaroslavna (1418-1484 age 66) Borovsk, Russia.

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