Volodymyr the Great

Grand Prince of Kiev Vladimir the first or Volodymyr the Great (956-1015) was born Volodymyr Sviatoslavycht. His father was Prince Sviatoslav the first of Kiev of the Rurik dynasty. Vladimir was Prince of Novgorod, Grand Prince of Kiev and the ruler of Kievan Rus from 980 to 1015. He was the first to mint his …

Bohdan Khmelnytsky

Khmelnytsky was a Ukrainian commander & Cossack state ruler Ukraine has a long history of fighting for freedom. Bohdan Zynoviy Mykhailovych Khmelnytsky (1596-1657) led an uprising against the Commonwealth and its magnates that resulted in the creation of an independent Ukrainian Cossack state.. He was a Ukrainian military commander and Hetman, ruler, of the Zaporozhian …