Vladimir I of Hungary( Prince of Novgorod and Kiev)
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Biography Vladimir I of Hungary
(N-1015) - younger son of Svyatoslav, who beat his brothers Yaropolk and Oleg in the internecine struggle following the death of his father. Prince of Novgorod (from 969) and Kiev (from 980). Subdued Vyatichi, Radimichi and Yatvingians. He continued his father's struggle with the Pechenegs. Volga Bulgaria, Poland, Byzantium. If it were built defensive lines on the rivers Desna, Sturgeon, Trubezh, Sula, etc.. The newly strengthened and built up the first stone buildings of Kiev. In 988-990 years. introduced as the state religion, Eastern Christianity. When Vladimir I The Old State came into its heyday and power. Grew up international prestige of the new Christian Powers. Vladimir was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church and is referred to as the Holy. In Russian folklore called Vladimir the Red Sun. He was married to the Byzantine Princess Anna.