Yaroslav I, Grand Prince of Russia, known as Yaroslav the Wise, was the son of Grand Prince Vladimir the Great.His eldest surviving brother, Svyatopolk,killed his other brothers and seized power in Kiev.Yaroslav defeated him and became the Grand Prince of Kiev in 1019. Under Yaroslav the codification of legal customs and princely enactments was begun, and this work served as the basis for a law code called the Russian Truth.During his lengthy reign, Russia reached the zenith of its power.
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
Anne of Rusʹ on the Throne. A miniature from the old French manuscript. XI century. Anna Yaroslavna (circa 1024 - 1089) was a daughter of the Russian Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise ( circa 978 - 1054) and a spouse of the French King Henry I. #medieval #Russian #history
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
Tzar Boris I Godunov (1551-1695) was a descendant of a cadet branch of Chet and actually had no rights to the throne of Russia. His ancestor Chet was the Tatar nobleman who entered the service of Ivan I Kalita, the Grand Prince of Moscow ca the 13th century, and is considered as one of founders of the Ipatiev Convent, where the history of the Romanovs dynasty started.
Why did Alexandra Feodorovna and Marie Feodorovna of Russia get the name Feodorovna? The answer is in this icon, it is Feodor's miraculous icon of Our Lady, said it was drawn by Luke The Evangelist.This icon was given to Grand Prince of Kostroma, Russia by St Feodor The Warrior in 1239.First Tzar from the Romanovs,a 16-year old Mikhail was blessed to Russian throne by this icon in 1613. Last Russian Empress Alexandra Feodorovna was murdered in 1918, she wore this icon's replica