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The Holy Prince of Kiev Askold ? the missionary and geopolitician of the 9th century

Journal: Studia Humanitatis (Vol.2015, No. 2)

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Keywords : Kievan Rus; Christianization; the Royal Holiness; evangelizing; martyrdom; geopolitics;

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The article provides an overview of the activities of the Eastern Slavonic lands ruler, the Prince of Kiev Askold. The author refutes the spreading modern science point of view that Askold was captain of the Rurik and Oleg’s army during theirs conquest of Kiev, and he was subsequently executed for usurping of the power. On the basis of the newly discovered materials it is noted that Askold was the representative of the legitimate Kiev’s dynasty that ruled Kiev from the 6th century. The Prince became the first ruler who adopted the Christianity and has claimed the geopolitical importance of the powers of the Eastern Slavs in Europe and Asia.

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