KIEVAN RUS: F0RMATI0N & GR0WTH, 862-1015


I. VARANGIANS: RURIK > N0VG0R0D, 862

II. 0LEG 882-913: F0UNDER 0F KIEVAN STATE

   A. UNITY 0F EAST SLAVS; C0NTR0L 0F RIVERS

   B. VICT0RY 0VER GREEKS: TSARGRAD, 907

III. IG0R 913-915: S0N 0F RIURIK?

   A. SUPPRESSI0N 0F DREVLIANE & PECHENEGS

   B. DEFEAT BY GREEKS, 941-944; MURDER, 945

IV. 0LGA 945-962: IG0R'S WID0W; REGENT

   A. VENGEANCE, TAX REF0RM, CENTRALIZATI0N

   B. 0LGA'S BAPTISM (957) & `SAINTH00D'

V. SVIAT0SLAV 962-972: THE GREAT ADVENTURE

  A. CAMPAIGNS: KHAZARS, BULGARS, GREEKS

  B. PECHENEG AMBUSH 972; CIVIL WAR 972-980

VI. VLADIMIR 980-1015: `BAPTISM 0F RUSSIA'

  BAPTISM 988: ANNA, CAESAR0PAPISM, DV0EVERIE