Boris Vyacheslavich( Prince)
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Boris Vyacheslavich (count. 7)
From the kind of Rurik. The son of Vyacheslav Yaroslavich and Countess Shtadenskoy Oda Leopoldovna. Kn. Chernigov in 1077 - 1078 he. + October 3. 1078 g.
About his childhood and adolescence Boris more aware of Western sources than from the chronicles. Albert Shtadensky in his chronicle tells, . that Oda, . daughter of Count Shtadenskogo, . lived for some time a nun in the monastery Rintelnskoy, . returned to the light, . is married with a Russian prince, and bore him a son Varteslava, . and the death of her husband, . burying the great treasures in some convenient place, . left with his son and money in Saxony (where she married a second time),
. Varteslav after some time he was called on Russia, reigned on the throne of his father and took the treasure left there by his mother.
If it really comes in the chronicles of Kievan Rus, the role of Varteslava best suited exactly Boris Vyacheslavich. It is in our annals suddenly only in 1077, as if coming from somewhere, and has enough money to hire a whole army Polovtsy.
May 4, 1077, in the absence of Vsevolod Yaroslavich, Boris sat down on the reign in Chernigov and reigned for eight days. Without waiting for Vsevolod, he fled to Tmutarakan to Roman Svyatoslavich.
In the summer of 1078, together with Oleg Svyatoslavich and hordes Polovtsy he was again defeated at Vsevolod Sozhitse and captured Chernigov. Vsevolod joined with his brother Izyaslav and October 3, fought with Boris and Oleg have Nezhatina Niva. In this extremely fierce battle Boris Vyacheslavich was defeated and killed.