Vladimir I

   Prince of Kiev (q.v.) from 980-1015; saint; son of Svjatoslav (q.v.). In 988 he contributed 6,000 Varangians (q.v.) to help Basil II (q.v.) subdue the rebel Bardas Phokas (q.v.). In return he was rewarded with a Byzantine bride, Basil II's sister Anna (q.v.). Vladimir's marriage to Anna was an opportunity to greatly enhance his prestige, which is why he took the daring step of converting to Christianity (988) in order to marry her. It was more than just a marriage, for it brought Kievan Rus (q.v.) into the orbit of Byzantine civilization. It can be seen as the single greatest historical event in Kievan Rus history, perhaps in the entirety of Russian history.

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  • Vladimir I — [vlad′ə mir; ] Russ [ vlä dē′mir] 956? 1015; Russ. ruler & prince of Kiev (980 1015): converted to Christianity (989), which he introduced into Russia: his day is July 15: called the Great: also Saint Vladimir * * * ▪ grand prince of Kiev in full …   Universalium

  • Vladimir II — Monomaque Monomaque après la chasse, toile de Viktor Vasnetsov Vladimir II Monomaque ( Russe: Владимир Мономах; Ukrainien: Володимир Мономах; Baptisé sous le nom chrétien de Vassili, ou Basileios) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Vladimir I — can refer to:* Vladimir I of Kiev * Vladimir I of Pskov …   Wikipedia

  • Vladimir II — can refer to:* Vladimir II Monomakh * Vladimir II of Pskov …   Wikipedia

  • Vladimir — m Russian: from an old Slavonic personal name composed of the elements volod rule (cognate with Germanic wald) + meri great, famous (see CASIMIR (SEE Casimir)). The stress is on the second syllable. St Vladimir (956–1015) was Great Prince of… …   First names dictionary

  • Vladimir — v. de Russie; 331 000 hab.; ch. l. de la rég. du m. nom. Industries. Nombreux monuments: cath. de la Dormition (1158 1161, rebâtie entre 1185 et 1189), égl. de l Intercession de la Vierge (v. 1165) et St Dimitri (1193 1197). Fondée en 1108 par… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Vladimir I — [vlad′ə mir; ] Russ [ vlä dē′mir] 956? 1015; Russ. ruler & prince of Kiev (980 1015): converted to Christianity (989), which he introduced into Russia: his day is July 15: called the Great: also Saint Vladimir …   English World dictionary

  • Vladimir — masc. proper name, from O.C.S. Vladimiru Ruling Peace, from vlasti to rule over (from PIE *wal to be strong ) + miru peace (see MIR (Cf. Mir)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Vladimir — [vlä dē′mir] city in central European Russia, east of Moscow: pop. 338,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Vladimir — Infobox Russian city EnglishName=Vladimir RussianName=Владимир Skyline=Russia Vladimir Vicinity.jpg Skyline LatDeg=56 LatMin=9 LatSec LonDeg=40 LonMin=25 LonSec LocatorMap LocatorMapLegend CityDay=May 1 FederalSubject=Vladimir Oblast… …   Wikipedia

  • Vladimir — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Vladimir est un nom propre qui peut désigner : Sommaire 1 Prénom ou patronyme 1.1 Origine du nom …   Wikipédia en Français

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