The baptism of Kiev was followed by similar ceremonies in other urban centres of the country. The Ioakim Chronicle says that Vladimir’s uncle, Dobrynya, forced the Novgorodians into Christianity “by fire”, while the local mayor, Putyata, persuaded his compatriots to accept Christian faith “by the sword”.
Is Russian Orthodox the same as Christianity?
The Orthodox Churches are united in faith and by a common approach to theology, tradition, and worship. … The Orthodox Churches share with the other Christian Churches the belief that God revealed himself in Jesus Christ, and a belief in the incarnation of Christ, his crucifixion and resurrection.
Are the Rus Vikings?
The Rus (Old East Slavic: Рѹсь, Old Norse: Garðar) are an ethnic group in that formed the Kievan Rus. They were originally Norse people, mainly originating from Sweden. These Norsemen merged and assimilated with Slavic, Baltic, and Finnic tribes.