Prince, born in Pskov, now in Russia. Also known as Vladimir I of Kyiv and Vladimir Sviatoslavich the Great. Became Prince of Novgorod in 970, seized Kyiv from his brother in 980 and consolidated the realm that would become Russia. A pagan, he converted to Christianity in 988 and imposed the religion on his people. Died at Berestovo, near Kyiv.
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