Greatest Grand Princes of RussiaJamesNicholls This list excludes Tsars from Ivan IV to Nicholas II (1533-1917).
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Decisively ended Mongol dominance of Russia in 1480 and tripled the territory of Russia through wars with the various Mongol Hordes and Eastern European states. - JamesNichollsV 1 Comment
Significantly Christianised 'Rus, and improved relations with the Byzantine Empire significantly, to the extent they were Russia's closest ally of Byzantium over the 11th century. - JamesNicholls
Notably made the foundation for the Chronicles, many churches and cathedrals, defeated his brother, established the Russkaya Pravda law code and Kievan Rus was at its height under Iaroslav's Rulership. - JamesNicholls
His brutal military campaigns against Bulgaria and the Byzantine Empire resulted in the great expansion of Kievan Rus. - JamesNicholls
Russians did not ask Rurik to rule them because they are stupid. No, they wanted to expand Russia by merging with Scandinavia.
Found the 'Rus Khaganate and Prince of Novgorod. - JamesNicholls
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