Russia: Tsarist and Communist

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Chronological Table
860First Varangian campaign against Constantinople.
862Presumable date when Novgorod summons Rurik to rule.
879-912Oleg.
907Campaign of Oleg to Constantinople.
911Treaty of Oleg with Byzantine Empire.
941c.Campaign of Igor to Constantinople.
944Treaty of Igor with Byzantine Empire.
957Olga, Christian mother of Sviatoslav, visits Constantinople.
964-73 Sviatoslav.
964-66 Sviatoslav's campaign to the Volga and Caspian; defeat of the
Khazars.
969-72Campaign in the Balkans against Bulgaria and the Byzantine Empire.
973 Sviatoslav is murdered by the Pechenegs.
973-78Yaropolk.
978-1015 Vladimir.
988Official date of Kievan conversion to Christianity.
1015-19Struggle for power after the death of Vladimir; defeat of Sviatopolk.
1019-54Rule of Yaroslav the Wise.
1034Defeat of the Pechenegs.
1037c.St. Sophia, Kiev, begun.
1039c.Date of oldest Kievan Chronicle (Shakhmatov).
1043Last war between Kiev and Constantinople.
1045-52Building of St. Sophia, Novgorod.
1051 Yaroslav endeavors to establish independent church.
1054Polovtsy (Kipchaks) make first appearance at Kievan frontiers.
1054-73Early Code of Laws (Pravda)
1060c.Foundation of the Monastery of the Caves (Kievo-Pecherskaia Lavra),
Kiev.
1068Earliest raid of the Polovtsy upon Kievan territory.
1090First mention of Novgorodians collecting tribute in Yugra (northern
Siberia).
1097Liubech Conference--heirs of Yaroslav partition Kievan Russia into
patrimonial estates.
1113c.Nestor's Chronicle.
1113-25 Vladimir Monomakh.
1126First election of posadnik (burgomaster) by Novgorodvieche.
1147Earliest written mention of Moscow.
1157-74 Andrei Bogoliubsky, Prince of Vladimir-Suzdal.
1169Sack of Kiev by Andrei Bogoliubsky.
1198-99Building and decoration of the Church of the Saviour (Spas-Nereditsa)
in Novgorod.
1220First Tartar-Mongol attack in the Caucasus.
1221 Foundation of Nizhnii-Novgorod (now Gorky).
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All dates cited until January 1918 are according to the old Julian calendar.

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