St Olga of Kiev - born c.900, Pskov, Russia - baptized c.955, Istanbul (Constantinople), Turkey, died July 11th 969, Kiev, Ukraine

St Olga Kiev, was ruler of Kievan Rus as regent for her son Svyatoslav.jpg Olga came from Pskov, married Igor of Kiev. Venerated in Russian Eastern Orthodoxy Roman Catholicism. Saint Olga Of Kiev Ukaine - great grandmother

Saint Olga (of Kiev) It is a strange historical twist that the first ukrainian woman to be canonized in the Orthodox Church was a Viking warrior princess who spent much of her life as a pagan. Olga earned her sainthood by becoming the first member of the house of Riurik, the dynasty that ruled European Russia and parts of Ukraine and Belorus for more than seven centuries (860s – 1598), to convert to Christianity.

history-in-pictures: “Sergei Kirillov - Princess Olga (The Baptism). First part of the Holy Rus Trilogy. 1993 Olga of Kiev was a ruler of Kievan Rus’ as regent for her son, Svyatoslav.

Princess Olga of Kiev (aka Saint Olga)  Buried 20 men & ships alive in 20ft hole.  Burned men alive in baths  Feasted then had birds from each home carry a candle home to burn down city Drevlya  Sainted christian   Olga of Kiev by Bruni Nikolai Alexandrovich (19th century)

Princess Olga of Kiev (Also Known as Saint Olga)

Princess Olga of Kiev (Also Known as Saint Olga): Olga of Kiev by Bruni Nikolai Alexandrovich century)

Olga of Kiev (reigned 945-962)

Saint Olga, Princess of Kiev Wife of Prince Igor. After her husband's death, Olga ruled Kievan Rus as Regent on behalf of their son Sviatoslav. The first Rus ruler to convert to Christianity, she took the name Yelena after baptism.

Olga of Kiev - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Olga and her dead husband Igor - Kievan Rus' - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Princess Olga’s life was full of great deeds described in numerous historical records, as well as legendary facts that are still disputed by historians today. Image from www.dic.academic.ru

Princess Olga’s life was full of great deeds described in numerous historical records, as well as legendary facts that are still disputed by historians today.

Unbreakable Catholic Chaplet of St. Olga of Kiev - Patron Saint of Widows and Converts by foodforthesoul on Etsy

Unbreakable Catholic Chaplet of St. Olga of Kiev - Patron Saint of Widows and Converts

Unbreakable Catholic Chaplet of St. Olga of Kiev - Patron Saint of Widows and Converts by foodforthesoul on Etsy

мерная икона святая равноапостольная  княгиня Ольга

мерная икона святая равноапостольная княгиня Ольга

THE AMAZING WORLD: Motherland Monument, Kiev, Ukraine

The Mother Motherland monument weighs a staggering 560 tons and grasps a 16 m () long, 9 ton sword in its right hand. Combined with the masonry and stone Memorial Hall museum that acts as a base, the statue rises 102 m ft) into the skies above Kiev.

Αγ.Ολγα Η Ισαποστολος (μετονομασθεισα Ελενη) Η Βασιλισσα (; - 969)_11 Ιουλίου of Kiev

Αγ.Ολγα Η Ισαποστολος (μετονομασθεισα Ελενη) Η Βασιλισσα (; - 969)_11 Ιουλίου of Kiev

Princess Olha of Kyiv: a golden page in Ukrainian history

Princess Olha of Kyiv: a golden page in Russian history.No matter how hard the Ukrainians tried to turn "Rus" into "Ukraine"

Princess Olga of Kiev (Also Known as Saint Olga): Olga of Kiev by Bruni Nikolai Alexandrovich (19th century)

Princess Olga of Kiev (Also Known as Saint Olga)

Princess Olga of Kiev (Also Known as Saint Olga): Olga of Kiev by Bruni Nikolai Alexandrovich century)

One of the most well-known among Olga’s actions was her conversion to Christianity. She was one of the first to bring this religion to the pagan society of Kievan Rus. According to the Primary Chronicles, Olga was baptized in Constantinople either in 955 or 957. Her son Svyatoslav didn’t support his mother’s decision and was worried about losing the respect of the army because of Olga’s new faith.

Princess Olga of Kiev June 925 - July 969 Princess Olga’s life was full of great deeds described in numerous historical records, as well as legendary facts that are still disputed by historians today.

Olga’s rule over Kievan Rus officially lasted until her son reached his full age. Having grown up, Svyatoslav preferred to spend most of his time abroad, organizing military campaigns in order to widen and strengthen the borders of his state.  Olga, left in charge of the internal policies of Kievan Rus, became known for establishing the system of tribute gathering, which is sometimes considered to be the first legal tax system in Eastern Europe.

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