Russka: The Novel of Russia - Chapters 2-3, pgs. 131-105 Summary & Analysis

Edward Rutherfurd
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Chapters 2-3, pgs. 131-105 Summary

In 1113, there is a great deal of corruption in the Russian government. People are in debt and are sold as slaves with the government ignoring the situation. The abuses continue until the Price of Kiev dies in 1113. The next day the veche, or assembly, meet without being called. They offer the throne to Monomakh, who refuses. The result is a revolution.

Ivan rides into town as the revolution begins. Sviatopolk is killed in the revolt, but Ivan manages to keep Khydovyn safe. He and Zhydovyn discuss the political situation and the rule of succession. A few days later, Monomakh agrees to rule.

In chapter three, it is 1237 and Mengu, who is a Mongol warrior, is riding in a camel train with his wife and child. He and the huge army are in the service of the Great...

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