15 September 2019 18:25
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September 15, Ancient Russia signed its first treaty with Byzantium. They signed as winners (Ancient Russia) and defeated (Byzantium), after the campaign in 911 of the Grand Duke of Kiev Oleg (855-912) crowned with victory in Constantinople.
The Byzantines were incomparably more experienced and better armed, the ancient Russians - incomparably more unstoppable, more determined, and most importantly, much less “spoiled" by culture and quality of life. Therefore, when the Byzantines blocked their way through the Bosphorus, Oleg ordered the Russian rooks to be put on the ice rinks and thus transferred to the Golden Horn Bay, under the very walls of Constantinople. The Byzantines, seeing 2000 Russian rooks with 40 soldiers on each of them under their noses, requested peace.
Prophetic Oleg died, as is well known, rather sporadically, therefore, probably, his name is much more widely heard by the Russians than the name of any other Old Russian prince. Oleg died a year after his Byzantine triumph. Once a possessor predicted to him that he would die from his own horse. Believing that the strong could defeat his fate, Oleg ordered that his beloved beast be killed. Once he decided to visit the remains of a horse in order to confirm his triumph over fate. Putting his foot on his bare skull, the prince exclaimed: “Should I be afraid of him?” But a poisonous snake lived in the skull, crawling out to the sound of a princely voice. From her bite Prophetic Oleg died.
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