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Featured Article: Kievan Rus'

Realm of Kievan Rus' at its height
Kievan Rus′ was the early, mostly East Slavic state dominated by the city of Kiev from about 880 C.E. to the middle of the twelfth century. Kievan Rus' is considered a predecessor state of three modern East Slavic nations: Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. The reigns of Vladimir the Great (980-1015) and his son Yaroslav I the Wise (1019-1054) constitute the Golden Age of Kiev, which saw the acceptance of Orthodox Christianity and the creation of the first East Slavic written legal code, the Russkaya Pravda.

Popular Article: Burns supper

Cutting the haggis at a Burns Supper
A Burns supper or Burns Night is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of many Scots poems. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet's birthday, January 25th, and typically include haggis (the traditional Scottish dish celebrated by Burns in Address to a Haggis), Scotch whisky, and recitations of Burns' poetry. The occasion reflects the Scottish character and lifestyle: thriftiness, pride in their culture particularly as represented by Burns, and not without humor.

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