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 (ro͝or′ĭk, ro͞o′rĭk) Died c. 879.
Scandinavian warrior and the founder of the dynasty that ruled Russia until 1598.


(ˈrʊərɪk) or


(Biography) died 879. Varangian (Scandinavian Viking) leader who founded the Russian monarchy. He gained control over Novgorod (?862) and his dynasty, the Rurikids, ruled until 1598


(ˈrʊər ɪk)

died a.d. 879, Scandinavian prince: considered the founder of the Russian monarchy.
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Prince Andrew was looking at a large gilt frame, new to him, containing the genealogical tree of the Princes Bolkonski, opposite which hung another such frame with a badly painted portrait (evidently by the hand of the artist belonging to the estate) of a ruling prince, in a crown- an alleged descendant of Rurik and ancestor of the Bolkonskis.
And with all this, Stepan Arkadyevitch, who liked a joke, was fond of puzzling a plain man by saying that if he prided himself on his origin, he ought not to stop at Rurik and disown the first founder of his family--the monkey.
A double from Iceland star Rurik Gislason and goals from Miso Brecko, Tobias Werner and Ulisses Garcia Lopes saw Nurnberg run out easy winners in a match that saw on-loan Man United left-back Demetri Mitchell make his Hearts debut.
The German second-tier outfit cruised to victory in this Spanish friendly with Iceland ace Rurik Gislason hitting a double.
As a compilation project, the LLS gathered and spliced together various chronicle texts to narrate sacred and Byzantine history from the creation of the world to the inception of Rurik's rule in Russia and princely history from Rurik to the maturity of Ivan IV.
Rurik Jutting, 32, a former Bank of America employee, had denied murdering Sumarti Ningsih, 23, and Seneng Mujiasih, 26, in his luxury apartment in 2014 on the grounds of diminished responsibility due to alcohol and drug abuse and sexual disorders.
by Agence France-PresseArmed policemen stand guard at the entrance as a prison car carrying British former banker Rurik Jutting enters High Court to launch his appeal, in Hong Kong, China December 12, 2017.
Depraved Rurik Jutting, 32, got life last year for murdering Indonesian sex workers Sumarti Ningsih, 23, and Seneng Mujiasih, 26.
RURIK Jutting's last "girlfriend" told how she feels lucky to be alive after the maniac tried to lure her to the flat where he killed two prostitutes.
The nine-person jury returned unanimous verdicts against Rurik Jutting after a two-week trial in the High Court.
com/fBAZ9uXFmD - Rurik Bradbury (@RurikBradbury) November 7, 2016
It is little surprise that British banker Rurik Jutting made Wan Chai, where anything goes and women are little more than objects, his regular haunt.