Russka: The Novel of Russia - Chapter 2, pgs. 68 - 130 Summary & Analysis

Edward Rutherfurd
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Chapter 2, pgs. 68 - 130 Summary

The political system in effect in 1067 is based on succession from brother to brother, and this resulted in problems. There is a revolt by the Prince of Polotsk that has Ivan worried for his father's safety, since his father and brothers ride with the Prince of Kiev to quell the revolt. When his father returns, Ivan learns that his father has arranged for him to be a page to Vladimir, the son of Prince Vsevolod. Ivan's brothers are bitter and jealous because Ivan will be entitled to the same inheritance as they are.

One of his father's grooms finds Ivan as the Prince of Polotsk is freed from prison. The groom takes Ivan to the house of Zhydovyn the Khazar, who will hide him until they can smuggle him out of the city. He rejoins his family a month...

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