c.830 - c.879
Norman Warrior

Rurik ( meaning ' famous ruler ' ) is the name of the legendary Norman founder of the first Russian state of  Novgorod.

Rurik was a chieftain of the Skandinavian Vikings, or Varangians.

Rurik's kinsman Oleg founded the grand principality of Kiev, and Oleg's successor, Igor, believed to be Rurik's son, is considered the real founder of the Russian Rurik dynasty; the Rurik princes ruled until 1598.

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