The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
the semi-legendary leader of a Varangian druzhina (military retinue). According to the Primary Chronicle, Truvor was the brother of Riurik and ruled in Izborsk in the middle of the ninth century (seeRIURIK, SINEUS, AND TRUVOR).
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