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
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
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
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
Ivan IV The Terrible (25 August 1530 – 28 March 1584) was the first Russian monarch that established relations with England. He exchanged letters with Elizabeth I. Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547 and Tsar of All the Russias from 1547 until his death Ivan transformed Russia from a medieval state to an empire with emerging regional power, and became the first ruler to be crowned as Tsar of all the Russians.
On the photo there is Mikhail Romanov who actually should be the last Tsar, not Nikolay II. The history made a magic cycle with The Romanovs. The Dynasty was founded in 1613 by Michael I in Ipatiev Monastery. In 1917 Nikolay II abdicated as a result of the February Revolution in favour of Grand Prince Michael, who refused to accept the throne until it could be approved by the Russian Constituent Assembly. The last tsar from The Romanov was executed in Ipatiev House.
Ivan IV (Ivan "Grozny" ~ Ivan the Terrible) Grand Prince of Moscow (1533-1547); 1st Tsar of Russia. "Grozny" means 'inspiring terror, formidable, threatening, tough, strict, authoritative and, for tsars, courageous, magnificent, magisterial, keeping enemies in fear but people in obedience'. Therefore, he was formidable and feared by the enemy and considered courageous and magnificent by the people. He had paranoia/murder later in his life...killing many nobles and his eldest, smartest…