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    The Viking Age  
The Viking Age is the period from 793 AD to 1066 AD in European history, especially Northern European and Scandinavian history, following the Germanic Iron Age. It is the period of history when Scandinavian Norsemen explored Europe by its s...
 
 
830 - 879
  Rurik, Founder of the Rurik Dynasty  
Rurik or Riurik was a legendary Varangian chieftain who gained control of Ladoga in 862, built the Holmgard settlement near Novgorod, and founded the Rurik Dynasty, which ruled Kievan Rus (and later the Grand Duchy of Moscow and Tsardom of...
 
    Menli I Giray, Khan of Crimea  
Menli I Giray, also spelled as Mengli I Giray, was a khan of the Crimean Khanate (1466, 14691475, 14781515) and the sixth son of Haci I Giray. Menli ascended the throne in 1466 for some months, but was then deposed by his brother Nur D...
 
    Augustus II the Strong, King of Poland  
Frederick Augustus I or Augustus II the Strong was Elector of Saxony (as Frederick Augustus I) and King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (as Augustus II). Augustus's great physical strength earned him the nicknames "the Strong," "the S...
 
    Nikolai Gogol, Russian Writer  
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol was a Ukrainian-born Russian dramatist, novelist and short story writer. Considered by his contemporaries one of the preeminent figures of the natural school of Russian literary realism, later critics have found in...
 
    Vaslav Nijinsky, Ballet Dancer  
Vaslav Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer of Polish descent. He grew to be celebrated for his virtuosity and for the depth and intensity of his characterizations. He could perform en pointe, a rare skill among male danc...
 
    Archduke Wilhelm of Austria, Red Prince  
Archduke Wilhelm Franz of Austria-Teschen, later Wilhelm Franz von Habsburg-Lothringen. Austrian archduke, colonel of the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen, and poet. Archduke Wilhelm was the youngest son of Archduke Karl Stephan and Archduchess Mari...
 
    Ruslan Ponomariov, Ukrainian Chess Player  
Ruslan Olegovich Ponomariov is a Ukrainian chess player and FIDE World Chess Champion between 2002 and 2004. He was runner-up in the Chess World Cup 2005 and Chess World Cup 2009, while reaching the semi-finals in 2011 and the quarterfin...
 
    Chernobyl, Nuclear Power Accident  
The disaster that occured at a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl in the former USSR (now Ukraine) plant on April 25th 1986 is an example of the devastation that can occur when a nuclear reaction goes wrong. The Chernobyl nuclear power plant...
 
       
 
         
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