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Rurik

[roo r-ik] /ˈrʊər ɪk/
noun
1.
died a.d. 879, Scandinavian prince: founder of the Russian monarchy.
Russian Ryurik.
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  • Over these distant provinces, Rurik established governors selected from his own nation, the Normans.

    The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott
  • When the Rurik appeared, Kadu was in the woods a long way from the coast.

  • The great nobles, many of whom traced their descent to Rurik, objected to a czar, whom they considered and called an upstart.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
  • Yaroslaf confirmed the free institutions which Rurik had respected.

  • Rurik's successor extended the bounds of the new empire so as to include the important town of Kiev on the Dnieper.

  • Oleg, the fourth brother of Rurik, was his successor, his son Igor being yet a minor.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • For six centuries after the so-called invitation of Rurik the city on the Volkhof had a strange, checkered history.

    Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace
  • Russia had made a remarkable stride forward as a nation since Rurik was invited to Novgorod a quarter-century before.

  • Two years later Rurik, by the death of both his brothers, was left in sole chieftaincy of the adventurers.

  • The death of Oleg brought Igor his ward, then nearly forty years of age, to the throne of Rurik his father.

British Dictionary definitions for Rurik

Rurik

/ˈrʊərɪk/
noun
1.
died 879. Varangian (Scandinavian Viking) leader who founded the Russian monarchy. He gained control over Novgorod (?862) and his dynasty, the Rurikids, ruled until 1598
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