Kiev

Originally the capital city of Russia and crossroads of a great trade between Scandinavia, Middle Europe and the Orient. The story of Kiev, its princes, its Orthodox churches and monasteries, is given in RUSSKA's 'The River'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The award for shortest reign in history goes to…Louis-Antoine Duke of Angoulême of France ! Louis XIX ruled for approximately 20 minutes – the time between when his father Charles X of France signed abdication papers in 1830 and the moment he too wielded a quill, signing away his rights to the throne.




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