Definition of Rurik in English:


Syllabification: Ru·rik
Pronunciation: /ˈro͝orik
(also Ryurik)


  • A member of a dynasty that ruled Muscovy and much of Russia from the 9th century until the death of Fyodor, son of Ivan the Terrible, in 1598. It was reputedly founded by a Varangian chief who settled in Novgorod in 862.
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    • With them the policy of Russia begins with the first Ruriks, and has, with some interruptions indeed, been systematically continued to the present hour.


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  • Of or relating to the Ruriks.
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    • Finally the Grand Dukes of Russia, through a successive line of splendid leaders and rulers of Rurik descent, had gradually defeated, conquered and subjugated.

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