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3 08, 2017

Medieval Russia

By |2017-08-03T10:10:21-07:00August 3rd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Santa Sophia in Kiev (modern Ukraine) As the new country of Poland got stronger and stronger in the late 900s AD, it became more of a threat to Russia. The powerful Polish king Boleslaw conquered all the way east to Kiev (KEY-ev). So gradually the new country of Russia got to be more and more friendly with the Byzantine [...]

2 08, 2017

Early Medieval Russia

By |2017-08-02T14:45:48-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Ukrainian landscape In 500 BC, we might have called the people living in Russia Scythians. But then between about 300 and 800 AD, a lot of people passed through Russia. Most of them were moving from Central Asia towards Europe, from east to west. One after another, the Ostrogoths, the Avars, the Huns, and the Magyars all passed through Russia. But all [...]