August 24th, 1991.is when Ukraine officially became an independent state, country was called Ukraine by it's people, politics etc, long before it And it's Kyiv Rus not Russi…a - that's why commonly everybody think it to nowadays Russia (that until Russian empire was called Moskowia ) (MORE)
1,830 kilometres taking this rotue: .
Take AUTOBAHN 5 (NORD) towards HANNOVER KASSEL DORDMUND and GLEÃEN to AUTOBAHN 4 (OSTEN) towards BERLIN DRESDEN ERFURT and BAD HERSF…ELD. .
AUTOBAHN 4 is E40 (though the E routes are poorly signed in Germany). Follow E40 to Kiev. (MORE)
Vladimir of Kiev is also known as Vladimir the Great. His name was Vladimir Slyatoslavich, and he ruled as Grand Prince of Kiev between 958 - 1015. He is widely credited as be…ing the person most responsible for the Christianisation of Russia. .
The illegitimate son of Prince Sviatoslav 1st of Kiev, he incorporated the Kievan Rus' to Ukraine from the Baltic Sea, and in the first part of his life was a zealous Pagan, devoting himself to the Slavic-Norse deities, establishing numerous temples, and practicing polygamy. However, in 987 he converted to Christianity as a condition of his marriage to Anna, daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Basil 2nd. He then ordered the official conversion of Kiev and Novgorod to the Orthodox Church and began the destruction of other faiths. His marriage to Anna made the Byzantine Empire his ally, and he devoted the rest of his life to constructive and peaceful activities including the promotion of education, legal reform and charitable works. After his death on 15th July 1015 he was canonised and made a Saint by the Russian Orthodox Church. (MORE)