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The Drevlians (Древляне, Drevlyane in Russian; Деревляни, Derevliany in Ukrainian) were a tribe of Early East Slavs between the 6th and the 10th century, which inhabited the territories of Polesie, Right-bank Ukraine west of Polans, down the stream of the rivers Teteriv, Uzh, Ubort, and Stviga. On the West, Drevlians’ territories reached the Sluch River, where the Volynians (related to the territory of Volynia) and Buzhans (related to the name of Bug river) lived. On the North, Drevlians’ neighbors were the Dregovichs. Viewed historically or developmentally, a tribe consists of a social formation existing before the development of, or outside of, states. ... The East Slavs are the ethnic group that evolved into the Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian peoples. ... (5th century — 6th century — 7th century — other centuries) Events The first academy of the east the Academy of Gundeshapur founded in Persia by the Persian Shah Khosrau I. Irish colonists and invaders, the Scots, began migrating to Caledonia (later known as Scotland) Glendalough monastery, Wicklow Ireland founded by St. ... ( 9th century - 10th century - 11th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 10th century was that century which lasted from 901 to 1000. ... Polesie (Polish spelling; Polissya, Полісся in Ukrainian, Polesye, Полесье in Russian, Palyessye or Palesse, Пале́сьсе in Belarusian, formerly also Polesia in Latin) is one of the largest European swampy areas, located in the South-Western part of the Eastern-European Lowland, within the territories of Belarus, Ukraine and Poland. ... Right-bank Ukraine (Ukrainian: Правобережна Україна Russian: Правобережная Украина; Polish: Prawobrzeżna Ukraina), a historical name of a part of Ukraine on the right bank of the Dnipro, consisting of the modern day Volyn, Rivne, Vinnitsa, Zhytomyr, Kirvohrad and Kyiv region as well as part of the Cherkaska and Ternopil region. ... The Polans (Поляне-Polyane in Russian; Поляни-Polyany in Ukrainian), were a tribe of Early East Slavs between the 6th and the 9th century, which inhabited both sides of the Dnieper river from Liubech to Rodnia and also down the lower streams of the rivers Ros, Sula, Stuhna, Teteriv, Irpin, Desna and... The Uzh — Уж (in Ukrainian) or Uh (in Slovak) or Ung (in Hungarian) is a river in the Ukraine and in Slovakia. ... Sluch River is a river in Belarus. ... Volhynia (Wołyń in Polish; Волинь, Volyn’ in Ukrainian; also called Volynia, Volyň in Czech) comprises the historic region in western Ukraine located between the rivers Pripyat and Western Bug. ... The Buzhans (Бужане in Russian) were a tribe of Early East Slavs. ... Bug at Wlodawa One of the two rivers called Bug (pronounced Boog), the Western Bug, or Buh (Belarusian: Захо́дні Буг; Russian: За́падный Буг; Ukrainian: Західний Буг, Zakhidnyi Buh), flows from central Ukraine to the west, forming part of the boundary between that nation and Poland, passes along the Polish-Belarusian... The Dregovichs (Дреговичи, Dregovichi in Russian; Дреговичі, Drehovychi in Ukrainian) were a tribe of Early East Slavs, which inhabited the territories down the stream of the Pripyat River and northern parts of the Right-bank Dnieper river (the borders of the tribes domain are still not eastablished to this...


The name of the tribe derives from the Slavic word древо or дерево (drevo, or derevo), which means "tree", due to the fact that the Drevlians used to live in thick woods.


The Drevlians left many archaeological traces, such as agricultural settlements with semi-dugouts (or earth-houses), moundless burial grounds and barrows, fortified towns like Vruchiy (today's Ovruch), Gorodsk, site of an ancient settlement near Malin (supposedly, a residence of the Drevlian prince Mal) and others. The principal city of the Drevlians was Iskorosten (today’s Korosten) on the Uzh River, where one can still see a group of compact ancient settlements. By the end of the first millennium, Drevlians had already had well-developed farming and handicrafts. A dugout or dug-out is a shelter dug out of the ground. ... Alternate meanings of barrow: see Barrow_in_Furness for the town of Barrow in Cumbria, England; also Barrow, Alaska in the U.S.; also River Barrow in Ireland. ... For other meanings, see Prince (disambiguation). ... MAL stands for Mobile Allocation Lists and is a term used in GSM. MAL also stands for Mobile Application Link, an API for synchronizing data between mobile devices and central servers, originally developed by AvantGo. ... Length 127 km Elevation of the source - m Average discharge - m³/s Area watershed - km² Origin Ukraine Mouth Laborec Basin countries Ukraine, Slovakia The Uzh (Ukrainian: Уж) or Uh (in Slovak) or Ung (in Hungarian) is a river in the Ukraine and in Slovakia. ... (1st millennium BC – 1st millennium – 2nd millennium – other millennia) Events Beginning of Christianity and Islam London founded by Romans as Londinium Diaspora of the Jews The Olympic Games observed until 393 The Library of Alexandria, largest library in the world, burned Rise and fall of the Roman Empire Germanic kingdoms... Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in Indonesia Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock). ... Handicraft, also known as craftwork or simply craft, is a type of work where useful and decorative devices are made completely by hand or using only simple tools. ...


The Drevlians were fervently opposed to any attempts from the outside to include them in the Kievan Rus. According to a number of chronicles, in times of Kyi, Schek and Khoriv (supposedly, founders of Kiev) the Drevlians had their own princely rule and were frequently at war with the Polans. In 883, Prince Oleg made the Drevlians pay tribute to Kiev. In 907, the Drevlians took part in the Kyivan military campaign against the Byzantine Empire. After Oleg’s death in 912, the Drevlians stopped paying tribute. Oleg’s successor, Prince Igor, made them change their mind. However, he would be killed by the Drevlians in 945 during the collection. Igor’s widow Olga avenged her husband’s death in an extremely harsh manner, killing Drevlianian ambassadors and nobility, burning their capital of Iskorosten to the ground and leveling other towns. After having subjugated the Drevlians, Olga transformed their territories into a Kievan appanage with the center in Vruchiy. Kievan Rus′ (Ки́евская Ру́сь, Kievskaya Rus in Russian; Київська Русь, Kyivs’ka Rus’ in Ukrainian) was the early, mostly East Slavic¹ state dominated by the city of Kiev (ru: Ки́ев, Kiev; uk: Ки́їв, Kyiv), from about 880 to the middle of the 12th century. ... Generally a chronicle (Latin chronica) is historical account of facts and events in chronological order. ... Kyi, Schek and Khoriv (Ukrainian: Кий, Щек і Хорив) three brothers, sometimes mentioned along with their sister Lybid (Либідь) who according to the Tale of Bygone Years were the founders of Kyiv. ... Motto: Oblast Municipality Municipal government City council (Київська Міська рада) Mayor Oleksandr Omelchenko Area 800 km² Population  - city  - urban  - density 2,642,486 100% 3,299/km² Founded City rights around 5th century 1487 Latitude Longitude 50°27′ N 30°30′ E Area code +380 44 Car plates  ? Twin towns Athenes, Brussels, Budapest... Events Oldest known mentioning of the city of Duisburg. ... Prince Oleg ( Norse name Helgu) was the East Slavic ruler who moved the capital of Rus from Novgorod the Great to Kiev. ... Events Oleg leads Kievan Rus in a campaign against Constantinople Yelü Abaoji establishes Liao (Khitan) dynasty Births Deaths Categories: 907 ... The Byzantine Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Greek-speaking Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centred at its capital in Constantinople. ... Events Orso II Participazio becomes Doge of Venice Patriarch Nicholas I Mysticus becomes patriarch of Constantinople Births November 23 - Otto I the Great Holy Roman Emperor (+ 973) Abd-ar-rahman III - prince of the Umayyad dynasty Deaths Oleg of Kiev Categories: 912 ... Burial of Igor the Old, by Heinrich Semiradski (1845-1902). ... Events Saint Dunstan abbot at Glastonbury Edmund I of England conquers Strathclyde Howell the Good convenes a conference at Whitland, which reforms the laws of Wales Births Abbo of Fleury, French monk Deaths Igor of Kiev Categories: 945 ... Olga of Kiev Olga (Russian: Ольга also called Olga Prekrasa, or Olga the Beauty, Norse: Helga) (died July 11, 969 in Kiev) was a Pskov woman of Varangian extraction who married the future Igor of Kiev, arguably in 903. ... For other uses, see Ambassador (disambiguation). ... The Lords and Barons prove their Nobility by hanging their Banners and exposing their Coats-of-arms at the Windows of the Lodge of the Heralds. ... The system of appanage has greatly influenced the territorial construction of France and explains the flag of many provinces of France. ...


The last mentioning of the Drevlians was in a chronicle of 1136, when their lands were given as a gift to the Desyatinnaya Church by Yaropolk Vladimirovich. Events Completion of the Saint Denis Basilica in Paris Peter Abelard writes the Historia Calamitatum, detailing his relationship with Heloise Births William of Newburgh, British historian and author of the Historia rerum Anglicarum Deaths November 15 - Leopold III of Austria, Patron saint of Austria Categories: 1136 ... The ruined Church of the Tithes in the 1650s, drawn by Abraham van Westerfeld. ... Yaropolk II Vladimirovich (Ярополк II Владимирович in Russian) (1082-1138), Grand Prince of Kiev (1132-1138), son of Vladimir Monomakh. ...


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Korosten (Iskorosten): small town with a great history (2726 words)
When Olga was informed that the Drevlians had arrived she summoned them to her presence with a gracious welcome.
When the Drevlians arrived, Olga commanded that a bath should be made ready, and invited them to appear before her after they had bathed.
The Drevlians re-entered their city with gladness, and when they had reported to the inhabitants, the people of the town rejoiced and collected from each house three pigeons and three sparrows, which they sent to Olga with their greetings.
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When the Drevlian ambassadors arrived and told Olga that Igor was dead, she welcomed them graciously and spared no hospitality.
Amazingly suppressing her rage, Olga replied that the Drevlian's proposal was pleasing to her, admitting that Igor cannot rise from the dead.
As soon as the Drevlians had left, Olga instructed her servants to dig a deep ditch.
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