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Russian Orthodox Church
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1. Beginnings

1.1. The Baptism of Russia

The historical event known as the baptism of Rus’ occurred around 988, when Vladimir I (ruled 980–1015), grand prince of Kiev, ordered the conversion of all Russians to Byzantine Christianity, beginning in Kiev. There is no evidence of any large-scale resistance to the new faith in the Dnieper River area, s…

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Pospielovsky, Dimitry V., “Russian Orthodox Church”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 29 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_R.89>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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