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Monument to Yuriy Dolgorukiy in Moscow.
Monument to Yuriy Dolgorukiy in Moscow.

Yuriy Dolgorukiy (Юрий Долгорукий in Russian), also known as George I of Russia, (c. 1099May 15, 1157) was a key figure in transition of political power from Kiev to Vladimir-Suzdal following the death of his elder brother Mstislav the Great. He reigned as Veliki Kniaz (Grand Prince) of Kiev from September 1149 to April 1151 and then again from March 1155 to May 1157. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1628x1704, 321 KB) ru: Памятник Юрию Долгорукому, Москва en: Memorial for kniaz (wfw: duke, knight) Juri Dolgoruki, founder of Moscow, Moscow, Russia File links The following pages link to this file: Yury Dolgoruky ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1628x1704, 321 KB) ru: Памятник Юрию Долгорукому, Москва en: Memorial for kniaz (wfw: duke, knight) Juri Dolgoruki, founder of Moscow, Moscow, Russia File links The following pages link to this file: Yury Dolgoruky ... 1099 also refers to a United States tax form used for, among other purposes, reporting payments made to independent Contractors. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... Events Births September 8 - King Richard I of England (died 1199) Leopold V of Austria (died 1194) Hojo Masako, wife of Minamoto no Yoritomo (died 1225) Deaths August 21 - King Alfonso VII of Castile (born 1105) Agnes of Babenberg, daughter of Leopold III of Austria Sweyn III of Denmark Yury... Location Map of Ukraine with Kiev highlighted. ... Vladimir-Suzdal Principality, Vladimir-Suzdal Rus (Владимирско-Суздальская Русь), or Vladimir-Suzdal Grand Duchy (Влади́миро-Су&#769... Mstislav I Vladimirovich the Great (Russian: ) (June 1, 1076 – April 14, 1132), was the Velikiy Kniaz (Grand Prince) of Kiev (1125-1132), the eldest son of Vladimir II Monomakh by Gytha of Wessex. ... The title Grand Prince (Latin: ; German: , Finnish: , Danish: , Swedish: , Serbian: , Lithuanian: , Russian: ; Hungarian: ) ranks in honour below Emperor and Tsar but higher than a sovereign prince (Fürst) or royal prince. ... The title Grand Prince (Latin, Magnus Princeps; German, Großfürst, Finnish Suuriruhtinas, Swedish Storfurste, Lithuanian Didysis kunigaikÅ¡tis, Russian Великий князь Velikii kniaz) ranks in honour below Emperor and Tsar but higher than a sovereign Prince (Fürst) or Royal Prince. ... Events Castle of Carimate destroyed. ... Events Ghazni is burned by the princes of Ghur Geoffrey of Anjou dies, and succeeded by his son Henry, aged 18. ... Events Frederick I Barbarossa crowned Holy Roman Emperor. ... Events Births September 8 - King Richard I of England (died 1199) Leopold V of Austria (died 1194) Hojo Masako, wife of Minamoto no Yoritomo (died 1225) Deaths August 21 - King Alfonso VII of Castile (born 1105) Agnes of Babenberg, daughter of Leopold III of Austria Sweyn III of Denmark Yury...


Activities in Rostov and Suzdal

Yuri, or rather George in English, was the sixth son of Vladimir Monomakh. Although his birthdate is uncertain, some chronicles report that Yuriy's elder brother, Viacheslav, said to him: "I am much older than you; I was already bearded when you were born." Since Viacheslav was born in the early 1080s, this pushes Yury's birth to c. 1099/1100. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Volodymyr Monomakh (Ukrainian: Володимир Мономах; Russian: Владимир Мономах; Christian name Vasiliy, or Basil) (1053 -- May 19, 1125) was the ruler of Kievan Rus. ... Viacheslav Vladimirovich (Вячеслав Владимирович in Russian) (1083-1154), Prince of Smolensk (1113-1125), Turov (1125-1132, 1134-1146), Pereyaslavl (1132-1134, 1142), Peresopnitsa (1146-1149), Vyshgorod (1149-1151) and Grand Prince of Kiev (1139, 1151-1154). ...


In 1108, Yuriy was sent by his father to govern the vast Rostov-Suzdal province in the north-east of Kievan Rus'. In 1121, he quarelled with the boyars of Rostov and moved the capital of his lands from that city to Suzdal. As the area was sparsely populated, Yuriy founded many a fortress there. He established the towns of Ksniatin in 1134, Pereslavl-Zalesski and Yuriev-Polski in 1152, and Dmitrov in 1154. The establishment of Tver, Kostroma, and Vologda is also popularly assigned to Yury. Events May - Battle of Ucles Consecration of Chichester cathedral Saint Magnus becomes the first earl of Orkney In Pistoia, Italy, Cathedral of San Zeno burned to the ground. ... Vladimir-Suzdal Principality, Vladimir-Suzdal Rus (Владимирско-Суздальская Русь), or Vladimir-Suzdal Grand Duchy (Влади́миро-Су&#769... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Kievan Rus′ was the early, mostly East Slavic [1] state dominated by the city of Kiev from about 880 to the middle of the 12th century. ... Events Concordat of Worms condemns Pierre Abélards writings on the Holy Trinity. ... Rostov (Russian: Росто́в; Old Norse: Rostofa) is one of the oldest towns in Russia and an important tourist centre of the so called Golden ring. ... St. ... Sknyatino (Russian: ) was a village in Tver Oblast, Russia, situated at the confluence of the Nerl and the Volga Rivers, about halfway between Uglich and Tver. ... Events Baalbeck taken by Genghis Khan House of Brandenburg begins when Albrecht the Bear is made head of the Nordmark St. ... Pereslavl-Zalessky (Пересла́вль-Зале́сский) is a town in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, on the shore of Lake Pleshcheyevo. ... Yuryev-Polsky, or Yuriev Polskoy (Russian: ), is an old town in Vladimir Oblast, Russia, located in the upper reaches of the Koloksha River, 68 km northwest of Vladimir. ... Events March 4 - Frederick I Barbarossa is elected King of the Germans Eleanor of Aquitaine has her marriage to Louis VII annulled May 18 - Eleanor of Aquitaine marries Henry of Anjou Church of Ireland acknowledges Popes authority Almohad Dynasty conquers Algeria Establishment of the archbishopric of Nidaros (Trondheim), Norway... Dmitrov (Russian: ) is a town in Moscow Oblast of Russia, 65 km to the north of Moscow. ... Events King Stephen of England dies at Dover, and is succeeded by his adopted son Henry Plantagenet who becomes King Henry II of England, aged 21. ... Tvers coat of arms depicts grand ducal crown placed on a throne. ... Fire-observation watchtower in Kostroma (1825-28). ... St. ...


In 1147, Yuriy Dolgorukiy had a meeting with Sviatoslav Olgovich in a place called Moskva, or Moscow. This first mention of Moscow is considered the traditional date of the city's founding. In 1156, Yuriy fortified Moscow with wooden walls and a moat. Events King Afonso I of Portugal and the Crusaders capture Lisbon from Muslims First written mention of Moscow. ... Sviatoslav Olgovich (Святослав Ольгович in Russian) (? - 1164), Prince of Novgorod-Severski (1136-1138, 1139), Belgorod (1141-1154) and Chernigov (1154 -1164). ... Location Position of Moscow in Europe Government Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2005)    - Density 10,415,400   8537. ... Events Prince Yuriy Dolgorukiy fortifies Moscow, regarded as the date of the founding of the city Establishment of the Carmelite Order Hogen Rebellion in Japan January 20 - According to legend, freeholder Lalli slays English crusader Bishop Henry with an axe on the ice of the lake Köyliönjärvi... Formed in December of 2004, Fortified began creating and shaping their destiny to becoming what it is now. ... The moated manor house of Baddesley Clinton in Warwickshire, England Moats (also known as a Fosse) were deep and wide water-filled trenches, excavated to provide a barrier against attack upon castle ramparts or other fortifications. ...


Struggle for Kiev

For all the interest he took in fortifying his Northern lands, Yuri still coveted the throne of Kiev. It is his active participation in the Southern affairs that earned him the sobriquet of "Dolgoruki", i.e., "the long-armed". His elder brother Mstislav of Kiev died in 1132, and "the Rus lands fell apart", as one chronicle put it. Yuri instantaneously declared war on the princes of Chernigov, enthroned his son in Novgorod, and captured Pereyaslav of the South. The Novgorodians, however, betrayed him, and Yuri avenged by seizing their key fortress, Torzhok. Location Map of Ukraine with Kiev highlighted. ... Events Diarmaid Mac Murrough has the abbey of Kildare in Ireland burned and the abbess raped. ... Chernihiv (Чернігів in Ukrainian) is an ancient city in northern Ukraine, the central city of Chernihivska oblast. Some common historical spellings of the name are Polish: Czernichów, and Russian: Чернигов, Chernigov. ... Velikiy Novgorod (Russian: ) is the foremost historic city of North-Western Russia, situated on the M10(E95) federal highway connecting Moscow and St. ... Pereyaslav is the former name of towns in Ukraine and Russia: Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi in Ukraine. ... General view of the town in the 1910s. ...


In 1147, Dolgoruki resumed his struggle for Kiev and two years later he captured it, but in 1151 he was driven from the capital of Rus by his nephew Iziaslav. In 1155, Yuri regained Kiev once again. His sudden death, however, sparkled anti-Suzdalian uprising in Kiev. Yuri Dolgoruki was interred at the Church of the Saviour at Berestove, which still stands in Kiev. Events King Afonso I of Portugal and the Crusaders capture Lisbon from Muslims First written mention of Moscow. ... Events Ghazni is burned by the princes of Ghur Geoffrey of Anjou dies, and succeeded by his son Henry, aged 18. ... Iziaslav II Mstislavich (Изяслав II Мстиславич in Russian) (c. ... Events Frederick I Barbarossa crowned Holy Roman Emperor. ... St. ... Location Map of Ukraine with Kiev highlighted. ... Side view of the Church of the Saviour in Berestovo seen with its belfry, designed by architect Andrei Melenskyi in the provincial Neoclassical style. ...


In memoriam

The Muscovites cherished Yuri's memory ever since and represented his patron saint, Saint George slaying a dragon, on the city's coat of arms. In 1954, a monument to him was erected on Moscow's principal avenue. Dolgoruki's image was stamped on a medal "In commemoration of Moscow's 800th anniversary", introduced in 1947. The nuclear submarine "Yuri Dolgoruki" is named after him. Saint-George is a municipality with 695 inhabitants (as of 2003) in the district of Aubonne in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Taj Mahal, commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, as a mausoleum for his wife, Arjumand Banu Begum. ... A Medal is a word used for various types of compact objects: a wearable medal awarded by an authority government for services redered, especially to a country (such as Armed force service); strictly speaking this only refers to a medal of coin-like appearance, but informally the word also refers... It has been suggested that Wedding anniversary be merged into this article or section. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1947 calendar). ...

Preceded by:
Iziaslav II
Grand Prince of Kiev
1155-1157
Succeeded by:
Iziaslav III
Preceded by:
Vladimir Monomakh
Prince of Rostov and Suzdal Succeeded by:
Andrew I

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Moscow Travel Guide - Sightseeing (1581 words)
If you walk up from the Kremlin along Tverskaya street, on your left you'll see an ordinary equestrian statue devoted to the founder of Moscow - prince Yury Dolgoruky, was built in the 1954, to celebrate Moscow's 800th anniversary.
Just in front of the monument to Yury Dolgoruky there is Moscow Townhall.
The first palace was build here in 1782.
YURY DOLGORUKY : Encyclopedia Entry (457 words)
Yuri, or rather George in English, was the sixth son of Vladimir Monomakh.
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Yuri Dolgoruki was interred at the Saviour Church in Berestovo, Kiev, but his tomb is empty.
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