Svyatoslav III Vsyevolodovich. (1180-1194) V vozraste okolo 70 let umer
kiyevskii knyaz' Svyatoslav Vsyevolodovich -- odin iz avtoritetneishikh knyazei
iz roda Ol'govichei, za plechami kotorogo byla brnaya politichaskaya zhizn'.
Svyatoslav byl knyazem Novgoroda-Severskogo (s 1157 g.), zatem -- Chernigova (s
1164 g.), a s 1176 I do smerti on byl velikim knyazem kiyevskim,
sopravitel'stvuya s Ryurikom Rostislavichem.
He was Prince of Kiev, son of Vsyevolod II
Ol'govich and Agrafia Mstislavna, daughter of Mstislav I Vladimirovich. He took Chernigiv and
raised the importance of Kiev. He married probably Maria Vasil'kovna, princess
of Polotsk. His sons were Vladimir, prince of
Novgorod, then Pereyaslavl and then of Chernigiv; Vsyevolod Chermnii, appanage prince of Chernigiv and
then prince of Kyiv; Gleb, prince of Chernigiv; and
Mstislav, prince of Kozel'. His daughter was
Bolyaslava, who married Vladimir Yaroslavich. He
appears on this chart and on this
He was ruling prince of Kyiv when Igor undertook his hasty and unauthorized
campaign against the Polovtsi celebrated in the Tale of the Host of Prince
Igor. In 1180 he led a largee campaign to the Volga against
Vsyevolod III Yur'yevich of Suzdal. The last church
of the Saint Cyril type was the petite Vsiliyev church built for Svyatoslav
Vsevolodovich in 1183 on the princes square of Kiev. In
1184 he led the coalition army of Russian princes
against the Cumans, known in Russian as Polovtsi (Kipchaki),led by Khan Kobiak.
The Cumans were a nomadic tribe of Turkic origin who in the eleventh century
established several hordes in the steppes between the Volga and the Dnieper
rivers. From there they undertook their violent attacks for plunder against
Russian principalities and other states. In March, 1185, he was victorious
twice in a row over the Polovtsi. In 1187 he again defeated the Polovtsi on the
Samara river. In 1190 he signed a peace treaty with the Polovtsi. He died in
1194. It was difficult to discover what happened to the remains of Kiev Prince
Svyatoslav Vsevolodovich who was buried in the church of the Holy Trinity in
the Saint Cyril Monastery, (also called Saint Cyril"s church).