Thursday, March 17, 2005

Alexander Nevsky, Saint

Russian  Aleksandr Nevsky,  original name  Aleksandr Yaroslavich  prince of Novgorod (1236–52) and of Kiev (1246–52) and grand prince of Vladimir (1252–63), who halted the eastward drive of the Germans and Swedes but collaborated with the Mongols in imposing their rule on Russia. By defeating a Swedish invasion force at the confluence of the Rivers

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