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Rurik or Riurik (Auld Kirk Slavonic: Рюрик, from Rørik, the Auld East Norse form o the name Roderick; c. 830 – c. 879) wis a legendary Varangian chieftain who gained control o Ladoga in 862, biggit the Holmgard settlement near Novgorod, an foondit the Rurik Dynasty, which ruled Kievan Rus (an later Grand Duchy o Moscow an Tsardom o Roushie) till the 17t century.

Rurik
Prince o Novgorod
Rurik titularnik.jpg
Rurik in the Tsarsky Titulyarnik, 1672
Ring 862–879
Predecessor New creation
Successor Oleg
Dee'd 879
Issue Igor
Dynasty Rurik Dynasty
Releegion Paganism