Rurik

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Ru·rik

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

(ˈrʊərɪk) or

Ryurik

n
(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
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Ru•rik

(ˈrʊər ɪk)

n.
died a.d. 879, Scandinavian prince: considered the founder of the Russian monarchy.
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