Holy Equal -to -Apostles Vladimir

The artist is Bodarevsky

Grand Duke Vladimir (saint) (ok. 960–1015).

The illegitimate son of the Grand Duke Svyatoslav Igorevich from Malushi, the key of the Grand Duchess Olga. As a child, he lived in Novgorod under the supervision of his Uncle Dobryny. Since 970 – Prince of Novgorod. In 980, having won the internecine struggle of the older brother, the great Kyiv Prince Yaropolk, became a uninocestious ruler of Rus’. In the 980–990s he made numerous military campaigns, conquering or overlating a number of neighboring tribes and expanding the limits of the Russian state. Being at the beginning of the reign of a zealous pagan, he took measures to reform the pagan cult and erected the Kilita in Kyiv with the idols of the main Slavic gods: Perun, Hors, Dazhdbog, Stribog and Mokoshi. Introduced the practice of human sacrifices. As a pagan Vladimir had many wives and concubines. In 988 he chose Christianity as the state religion of Kievan Rus. Known as Vladimir Saint, Vladimir Baptist (in church history) and Vladimir Red Sun (in epics). The beginning of his official veneration as an equal -to -the -point dates back to the XIII – XIV centuries. (AT. Pood.)

Electronic catalog “Heroes and villains of Russian history”. SPb, 2010. With. 37.

The image of the Equal -to -the -Apostles Vladimir, written by Bodarevsky under the influence of church painting in. M. Vasnetsova, is characterized by iconographic accuracy and scrupulousness in the transfer of historical details. (P. To.)

Electronic catalog “Heroes and villains of Russian history”. SPb, 2010. With. 38.

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