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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.
- ‘With them the policy of Russia begins with the first Ruriks, and has, with some interruptions indeed, been systematically continued to the present hour.’
Relating to the Ruriks.
- ‘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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