The Rurik dynasty or Rurikids (Roushie: Рю́риковичи, Ukrainian: Рю́риковичі, Belaroushie: Ру́рыковичи) wis a dynasty foondit bi the Varangian[1] prince Rurik, who established himsel in Novgorod aroond the year 862 AD.[2] The Rurikids war the rulin dynasty o Kievan Rus' (efter 862), the successor principalities o Galicia-Volhynia (efter 1199), Chernigov, Vladimir-Suzdal, an the Grand Duchy o Moscow, an the foonders o the Tsardom o Roushie. Thay ruled till 1598 an the Time o Troubles, follaed which thay war succeedit bi the Romanovs. Thay are ane o Europe's auldest ryal hooses, wi numerous existin cadet branches.


  1. Rurik (Norse leader) Britannica Online Encyclopedia
  2. Rurik Dynasty (medieval Russian rulers) Britannica Online Encyclopedia