rurikids

  1. A better reign for Ivan the Terrible?

    The last Grand Prince of Moscow and first Tsar of Russia, Ivan IV's reign started on a promising note, with the conquest of the khanates of Kazan and Astrakhan, before taking a turn for the worst with the outbreak of the Livonian War and ending with self-harming actions like the Massacre of...
  2. No Livonian War?

    The Livonian War was a 25 year long conflict caused by tsar Ivan IV's ambition to expand Russia's territories in the Baltic Sea, which pit it against Sweden, Denmark and Poland, and eventually ended with a Russian defeat. What if war never broke out? According to wikipedia, one of the events...
  3. WI: Feodor I of Russia didn't die childless

    Feodor I of Russia, last monarch of the Rurikid Dynasty and son of Ivan the Terrible, had a daughter named Feodosia in 1592 with his wife, Irina Godunova (whose brother Boris would become tsar after his brother-in-law), and doted heavily upon her as she was their first child after over a decade...
  4. WI: Ivan (son of Ivan IV) survived?

    In 15 of November 1581 Ivan IV (the Terrible/Formidable/Fearsome) ended up causing his daughter in-law to miscarriage (she was the third one, as he sent the 2 first to convents for no reason) and ended up having a fight with his estranged son, beating him in the head and causing him to colapse...
  5. Better reign of Alexander Jagiellon

    Alexander Jagiellon was't very fortunate ruler, so let's improve his reign a bit. ITTL Alexander is more capable, healthlier and more lucky. Let's start with his marriage: Helen of Moscow gives him a son in 1498 and dies in childbirth (Alexander would not consider it fortunate event, he really...
  6. WI: Saint Rurik?

    Okay, so this might be a stretch, but since so much of the man is clouded in myth, I think it might happen. What if Rurik, not long after his conquest of Novgorod (but before taking Kiev) meets a group of Catholic missionaries from Francia and decides for political reasons to convert to...
  7. JonasResende

    WI: Yaropolk I "Baptises the Rus" Rather than Vladmir

    I have no idea if this is possible or not. @Valena @alexmilman @Rurik and others knowledgeable on Russian history. Say that Yaropolk had converted to the Latin rite (i.e. that his conversion had been formalized). Perhaps Vladimir is unsuccessful at murdering him, and is somehow...
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