In 2003 a monument to Yaroslav the Wise was erected in Kyiv, Ukraine. The authors of the monument are Boris Krylov and Oles Sydoruk. Iron Lord was a 2010 feature film based on his early life as a regional prince on the frontier.
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The early years of Yaroslav's life are mostly unknown. He...
Leaving aside the legitimacy of Yaroslav's claims to the...
Following his death, the body of Yaroslav the Wise was...
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Yaroslav I, Grand Prince of Rus', known as Yaroslav the Wise (c. 978 – February 20, 1054) was Grand Prince of Novgorod and Kiev. He brought together the two principalities for a time under his rule. A son of the Varangian (Viking) Grand Prince Vladimir the Great, he was vice-regent of Novgorod at the time of his father’s death in 1015.
The Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise (Ukrainian: Орден князя Ярослава Мудрого) is an award of Ukraine.
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Yaroslav I, Grand Prince o Rus', kent as Yaroslav the Wise or Iaroslav the Wise (Auld East Slavic: Ꙗрославъ Володимировичъ Мѫдрꙑи, Jaroslavŭ Volodimirovičŭ Mǫdryi; Auld Norse: Jarizleifr; Roushie: Яросла́в Му́дрый, Yaroslav Mudry; Ukrainian: Ярослав Мудрий; c. 978 – 20 Februar 1054) wis thrice Grand Prince o Novgorod an Kiev ...
Yaroslav the Wise was the Grand Prince of Novgorod and Kiev. Yaroslav the Wise may also refer to: Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, a Ukrainian order Yaroslav Mudriy, a biographical opera about Yaroslav's life by Heorhiy Maiboroda
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The Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University, also known informally as NovSU, was founded in 1993 by merging the two oldest higher education institutions of Veliky Novgorod: the Pedagogical and Polytechnic Institutes. Later, Novgorod Agricultural Academy was included into the structure of the University. At present it comprises seven Institutes and four Colleges of secondary vocational education. It is unusual that the Novgorod State University has the name of Prince Yaroslav the Wise incorpo
The first attempt to open a higher educational institution in Novgorod dates back to 1740, when the Novgorodian Archbishop Ambrose founded the Novgorod Theological Seminary. As a graduate of the Kiev-Mohyla Academy, Archbishop Ambrose planned to create an exact copy of his alma mater in Novgorod. From the very beginning, the activities of the Novgorod Theological Seminary were thoroughly regulated and properly funded. This amount of money was much higher than the financial support of other semin
On June 30, 1993, the Prime Minister V.S.Chernomyrdin signed the Resolution: "On the formation of the Novgorod State University" on the basis of the Novgorod State Polytechnic Institute and the Novgorod State Pedagogical Institute. The Minister of Education V. G. Kinelyov appointed Vladimir Vasilyevich Soroka as Rector of NovSU. The opening ceremony took place on October 1, 1993. The purpose of foundation of NovSU was to combine the diverse experience of training specialists by conducting fundam
NovSU continues the political and educational mission of the Novgorod Prince Yaroslav-the-Wise and sees its destination in both the development of Russian education and science as well as in the interest of the individual, society and state, in glorification of Novgorod lands by learning and unity. Its objectives are to translate professional knowledge and experience, to implement humanistic ideals, and to build a social type of the individual adequate to the requirements of contemporary time. N
Novgorod State University is engaged in a wide spectrum of international activities. The NovSU cooperates with international foundations and foreign governmental and nongovernmental organizations, 20 universities from such countries as Belarus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States.
NovSU is a dynamically developing university. More than 10,000 students study at the Novgorod State University, among them there are over 700 international students from 36 countries of the world. The academic staff of the NovSU consists of 1080 employees. Among them there are 188 doctors and 566 candidates. Today 4 specialist degree programs, 42 undergraduate programs and 19 master's degree programms are offered at 20 faculties and 92 departments of the University.
In accordance with the decree of the president of Ukraine #1194/2010 24 December 2010 and the resolution of Cabinet of Ministers # 2213-p of 8 December 2010, Yaroslav the Wise National Law Academy of Ukraine was renamed into National University "Yaroslav the Wise Law Academy of Ukraine".
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The early years of Yaroslav's life are shrouded in mystery. He was one of the numerous sons of Vladimir the Great, presumably his second by Rogneda of Polotsk, although his actual age (as stated in the Primary Chronicle and corroborated by the examination of his skeleton in the 1930s) would place him among the youngest children of Vladimir. It has been suggested that he was a child begotten out of wedlock after Vladimir's divorce from Rogneda and marriage to Anna Porphyrogenita, or even that he was a child of Anna Porphyrogenita herself. Yaroslav figures prominently in the Norse sagas under the name Jarisleif the Lame; his legendary lameness (probably resulting from an arrow wound) was corroborated by the scientists who examined his remains. In his youth, Yaroslav was sent by his father to rule the northern lands around Rostov but was transferred to Veliky Novgorod, as befitted a senior heir to the throne, in 1010. While living there, he founded the town of Yaroslavl on the Volga Ri...
Power struggles between siblings
Leaving aside the legitimacy of Yaroslav's claims to the Kievan throne and his postulated guilt in the murder of his brothers, Nestor the Chronicler and later Russian historians often presented him as a model of virtue, styling him "the Wise". A less appealing side of his personality is revealed by his having imprisoned his youngest brother Sudislav for life. Yet another brother, Mstislav of Chernigov, whose distant realm bordered the North Caucasus and the Black Sea, hastened to Kiev and, de...
In his foreign policy, Yaroslav relied on the Scandinavian alliance and attempted to weaken the Byzantine influence on Kiev. In 1030, he reconquered Red Ruthenia from the Poles and concluded an alliance with King Casimir I the Restorer, sealed by the latter's marriage to Yaroslav's sister, Maria. In another successful military raid the same year, he captured Tartu, Estonia and renamed it Yuryev (named after Yuri, Yaroslav's patron saint) and forced the surrounding province of Ugaunniato pay a...
Campaign against Byzantium
In 1043, Yaroslav staged a naval raid against Constantinople led by his son Vladimir of Novgorod and general Vyshata (c1030-c1065). Although his navy was defeated in the Rus'–Byzantine War (1043), Yaroslav managed to conclude the war with a favourable treaty and prestigious marriage of his son Vsevolod I of Kiev to the emperor's daughter. It has been suggested that the peace was so advantageous because the Kievans had succeeded in taking a key Byzantine possession in Crimea, Chersonesus.
In 1019, Yaroslav married Ingegerd Olofsdotter, daughter of the king of Sweden, and gave Staraya Ladogato her as a marriage gift. Saint Sophia's Cathedral in Kiev houses a fresco representing the whole family: Yaroslav, Irene (as Ingegerd was known in Rus), their four daughters and six sons.Yaroslav had three of his daughters married to foreign princes who lived in exile at his court: 1. Yelizaveta Yaroslavna of Kiev to Harald Harðráði (who attained her hand by his military exploits in the Byzantine Empire); 2. Anastasia of Kiev to the future Andrew I of Hungary; 3. Anne of Kiev married Henry I of France and was the regent of Franceduring their son's minority; (she was Yaroslav the Wise's most beloved daughter). Yaroslav had one son from the first marriage Ilya], and six sons from the second marriage. Apprehending the danger that could ensue from divisions between brothers, he exhorted them to live in peace with each other. The eldest of these, Vladimir of Novgorod, best remembered...
Following his death, the body of Yaroslav the Wise was entombed in a white marble sarcophagus within Saint Sophia's Cathedral in Kiev. In 1936, the sarcophagus was opened and found to contain the skeletal remains of two individuals, one male and one female. The male was determined to be Yaroslav, however the identity of the female was never established. The sarcophagus was again opened in 1939 and the remains removed for research, not being documented as returned until 1964. Then, in 2009, the sarcophagus was opened and surprisingly found to contain only one skeleton, that of a female. It seems the documents detailing the 1964 reinterment of the remains were falsified to hide the fact that Yaroslav's remains had been lost. Subsequent questioning of individuals involved in the research and reinterment of the remains seems to point to the idea that Yaroslav's remains were purposely hidden prior to the German occupation of Ukraineand then either lost completely or stolen and transporte...
Four different towns in four different countries were founded by and named after Yaroslav: Yaroslavl (in today's Russia), Yuryev (now Tartu, Estonia) and another Yuryev (now Bila Tserkva, Ukraine), and Jarosław in Poland. Following the Russian custom of naming military objects such as tanks and planes after historical figures, the helmet worn by many Russian soldiers during the Crimean Warwas called the "Helmet of Yaroslav the Wise". It was the first pointed helmet to be used by any army, even before German troops wore pointed helmets. In 2008 Yaroslav was placed first (with 40% of the votes) in their ranking of "our greatest compatriots" by the viewers of the TV show Velyki Ukraïntsi. Afterwards one of the producers of The Greatest Ukrainians claimed that Yaroslav had only won because of vote manipulation and that (if that had been prevented) the real first place would have been awarded to Stepan Bandera. Iron Lordwas a 2010 film based on his early life as a regional prince on the...
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- Rogneda Rogvolodovna of Polotsk (962-1002)
- 20 February 1054
Yaroslav's monument in Yaroslavl depicted on Russian 1000 roubles banknote The Ukrainian hryvnia represents Yaroslav.Leaving aside the legitimacy of Yaroslav's claims to the Kievan throne and his postulated guilt in the murder of his brothers, Nestor and later Russian historians often represented him as a model of virtue and styled him the Wise.
Anne was a daughter of Yaroslav the Wise, Grand Prince of Kiev and Prince of Novgorod, and his second wife Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden. Her exact birthdate is unknown; Philippe Delorme has suggested 1027, while Andrew Gregorovich has proposed 1032, citing a mention in a Kievan chronicle of the birth of a daughter to Yaroslav in that year.