The state of Vladimir-Suzdal (formally the Grand Duchy of Vladimir) became dominant among the various petty principalities formed after the dissolution of the Kievan Rus' state. The title of Grand Duke of Vladimir became one of the three titles (along with Kiev and Novgorod) possessed by the most important rulers among the Russian nobility.
Grand Duke Vladimir died while addressing a gathering of Spanish-speaking bankers and investors in Northern Trust Bank Miami in the United States on 21 April 1992. His body was returned to Russia and he was buried with full pomp and splendour in the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg , the first Romanov to be honoured in this way since before the revolution.
El gran ducado de Finlandia, o Magnus Ducatus Finlandiae, es el nombre con que se designaba a Finlandia desde 1581, cuando el rey Juan III de Suecia adoptó el título de Gran Duque de Finlandia, hasta 1917, cuando se proclamó la independencia de Finlandia del Imperio ruso.
Novgorod arose in the 9th century as one of the earliest centres of the exploitation of the forest hinterland and remained the most important commercial centre of the Kievan period. The changes of the latter Kievan period did not diminish the town’s importance, for it benefited both from the increased activity of the Hanseatic League and from the development of the upper Volga region, for ...