Jaroslav the Wise

   Prince of Kiev (q.v.) from 1019-1054, son of Vladimir I (q.v.). Jaroslav continued the building program of his father, remaking Kiev into a city that recalled the imperial splendor of Constantinople (q.v.), with its own Golden Gate (q.v.) and Cathedral of St. Sophia that emulated Justinian I's Hagia Sophia (qq.v.). Jaroslav's attack on Constantinople in 1043 was the last Rus (q.v.) attack on the city. After Jaroslav's death the importance of the Rus in Byzantine affairs declined, due, in part, to the advance of the Pechenegs across the Danube (qq.v.).

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