kievan rus

  1. jhuro

    A Khanate of the Rus?

    Is it possible for a unified Russian state to emerge out of a Mongol Khanate gone native? How would this change Russia’s interactions with the West and Central Asia, whether it converts to Orthodoxy or Islam?
  2. Collondi

    WI: Kingdom of the two bulgarias?

    Following the decline of the Khazar Khangate, what if the Volga Bulgars conquered all of southern Russia, as well as the kingdom of Bulgaria? I can imagine the Byzantines calling for a crusade against this new massive Islamic horde, what would that have looked like? I imagine they would have to...
  3. WI: The Mongols never invaded Russia. Would the Russian language be divided into more languages?

    I was recently thinking about an alt hist TL where the Mongol Empire as we know never forms and one of the key points of such TL is the repercussion in Russia, specifically the Kievan Rus'. I think it's most likely that the Rus' countries eventually completely split apart and each goes on their...
  4. WI: Russia remained pagan

    Eastern Europe is known for remaining pagan even long after the rest of Europe had Christianized with it even many people remaining pagan in Russia centuries after it's conversion. The main POD is simply that instead of converting to orthodox Christianity, Vladimir instead remains pagan and...
  5. Max Russian population

    What is Maximum population Russia can achieve by today? POD after 800 With earliest abolition of serfdom Mass settlement US style Industrialization Borders: incl light green
  6. Sviatoslav defeats the Byzantines?

    Sviatoslav I was a very active leader of the Kievan Rus' who led several military campaigns in multiple directions, destroying the Khazar Khaganate and briefly conquering Bulgaria. The latter conquest led to a war with the Byzantine Empire, which finally put an end to his string of victories by...
  7. PakistaniGuyUK

    WI... A truly Russian Slavic Christianity

    What if Kievan Rus decides against importing the Orthodox faith but instead opts to create its own ‘brand’ of heavily Russified/Slavified Christianity incorporating many indigenous pagan ideas? In other words a centralized but indigenous ‘Christianity’ with its roots deep in ‘Slavdom’ as...
  8. GameBawesome

    WI/AHC: Surviving Kievan Rus = “Slavic HRE”

    The Kievan Rus was a powerful Slavic kingdom, that controlled the lands of Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus, that later through decline, became a loose federation principalities and republics, with the Grand Prince of Kiev as Ruler. (Sounds Familiar *Cough* HRE *Cough*) The final nail in the...
  9. AltoRegnant

    DBAHC: Wank The Rus

    Otl, since the fall of the Kievan Rus, the territory that might otherwise be a sort of rusland has never really united. Sweden and Poland jockeying for influence over the region never helped. Your goal is to make a major power out of the region.
  10. AltoRegnant

    DBWI: Mongols Conquer Kievan Rus?

    Otl, the kievan rus were in the path of the mongol khans, but were able to largely survive the onslaught of the Khanates. But what if the Rus had fallen, exposing eastern europe to the hordes?
  11. AltoRegnant

    DBWI: Byzantines Dont Discover Gunpowder Before The First Crusade

    Otl, gunpowder was discovered independently in the byzantine empire, and in contemporary china, most dating the difference by only 70 years, in favor of China. In any case, the Byzantines were in dire straits, and Alexios Kommenos ordered as much development of the explosive powder into weapons...
  12. The_Russian

    How far could the Kievan Rus have gone?

    So how far could the Kievan Rus have gone? Could it have colonized Siberia? Could it have pushed west into Poland? How big could it have become?
  13. Lithuanian Russia...

    Back when Lithuania was still pagan it became involved in expanding into the territories of the East Slavs, the former Kievan Rus Empire. From what I heard, they were fairly popular with their East Slav subjects. I was wondering what if they succeeded, incorporating Novgorod and...
  14. The_Russian

    AHC: Make Kiev the capital of Russia

    With a POD of the baptism of the Rus, have Kiev be the capital of modern Russia. Bonus points if St.Petersburg is still established by Peter the great. How can this be done?
  15. AHC: More extensive Varangian influence in Kievan Rus'

    Could the Rus' Khaganate, later Kievan Rus' federation, or the Republic of Novgorod have taken on heavy Norse influence, possibly eventually seeing itself as an extension of the Scandinavian kingdoms? What events could have transpired to expand the areas of Varangian settlement in Kievan Rus'...
  16. Whiteshore

    DBWI: Vladimir of Kiev didn't convert to Islam

    In 987, Vladimir of Kiev sent emissaries to visit the Byzantine Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, the Muslim Khanate of the Bulgars, and the Jewish Khazars before opting to convert to Islam, but what if he didn't adopt Islam? How would the abscence of a Muslim Russia affect the history of Eastern...
  17. SealTheRealDeal

    AHC: Nordic "Russia"

    So Scandinavian vikings ruled the Kievan Rus for a long time, is there anyway for this Scandinavian influence to be increased to where it fills the role Byzantine influence had in the development of OTL's east slavic cultures? Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make *Russia a...
  18. GauchoBadger

    WI: Rurik's brothers, Sineus and Truvor, live longer

    According to my sources, the scandinavian-born king Rurik of the Rus' had two borthers, named Sineus and Truvor. They both had estabilished themselves alongside Rurik among northern Russia. However, they both died prematurely, leaving Rurik to go on and reign alone, founding the state of the...
  19. thezerech

    WI: Galicia-Volhynia does not fall or decline? Leading to a surviving Kingdom of Ruthenia?

    What if the Kingdom of Ruthenia (Galicia-Volhynia) does not fall but rather, manages to expand or at least survive until the collapse of the Golden Horde a few hundred years later? When they can safely expand into the former Kyivan Rus'. Perhaps Shvarno manages to hold the Lithuanian throne...
  20. Cheer

    WI: Prince Vladimir of the Kievan 'Rus converts to Islam?

    I don't know why he would, but the consequences would be very interesting. What would the repercussions be?