Ascold and Dir

Askold and Dir

Askold and Dir First Kievan princes, of which mention chronicle, including Laurentian Chronicle. The exact dates of their life are unknown, unclear is the origin of the two princes. Rather, they were both warriors Novgorod prince Rurik, who spontaneously went to 860 down the Dnieper to gather the strength to march on Constantinople. Road Askold and Dir captured the small fortified town of Kyiv, which paid tribute to the Khazars, and remained there to reign, gradually conquering his power tribal union field. In the year 866, zhurtuvavshy around a strong wife, which mainly consisted of the Normans, the princes made