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The Village of Kiev

The Village of Kiev

In 880 A.D., Rurik’s successor, a man by the name of Prince Oleg, conquered a small village known as Kiev. This village was located on the Dnieper River, which made it a great location for trade.

 

Church in Kiev

Using Kiev, Prince Oleg was eventually able to control important trade routes along the Dnieper River. Kiev quickly grew in power and wealth, becoming one of the most important cities in the region.