History of Russia

The traditional beginning of Russian history is the establishment of Kievan Rus’, the first united Eastern Slavic state, in 882. In 988, Kievan Rus’ adopted Christianity from the Byzantine Empire which started the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Orthodox Slavic culture for the next millennium.

Of course, it’s impossible to tell the whole history of Russia on our pages, but we will try to tell you about the most important and interesting events and personalities that defined the course of Russian history at different times.

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