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.

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

Ru•rik

(ˈrʊər ɪk)

n.
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.
Russian-Persian diplomatic relations were established over 400 years ago, under the Ruriks, when the two countries reached a new level of economic and political development.