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Kievan Rus'

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Kievan Rus' (Old East Slavic: роусьскаѧ землѧ) was a medieval Slavic state, which existed from 879 to 1240. This principality, which became Orthodox Christian from the XIth century, was the most important of the Slavic states. It is the ancestor of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.

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