Baptism of Russia by Prince Vladimir the Saint. Detail of the Monument to the Millennium of Russia in Veliky Novgorod, Russia
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Dimensions:3457 x 5200 px | 29.3 x 44 cm | 11.5 x 17.3 inches | 300dpi
The Monument to the Millennium of Russia was created by sculptor Mikhail Mikeshin in 1864 and erected in Novgorod Kremlin, on the place were according the legend the mythological Varangian prince Rurik (also known as Riurik) took the power over the Russian tribes in 864. Rurik was the first ruler of Kievan Rus and the founder of the Rurik Dynasty. Kievan prince Vladimir the Saint baptized Kievan Rus in 988.