Kii, Shchek, and Khoriv

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Kii, Shchek, and Khoriv

 

according to legends alluded to in the Russian chronicles of the 11th and 12th centuries, princes in the tribal group of the Poliane and the founders of three settlements that later made up the city of Kiev. The existence of several settlements on the territory of Kiev, which merged by the ninth or tenth century into one city, has been confirmed by archaeological data. Legends have been preserved about Kii, prince of the Poliane, who was received with respect in Constantinople by the emperor and who founded a city on the Danube.

REFERENCES

Karger, M. K. Drevnii Kiev, vol. 1. Moscow-Leningrad, 1958.
Rybakov, B. A. Drevniaia Rus’. Skazaniia. Byliny. Letopisi. Moscow, 1963.
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