Byzantine culture affect Russia?
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1. Vladamir, and
Yaroslav the Wise, supported adopting Byzantine Christianity
for the Russian people, notably in Kiev c1000CE. Kiev was a center of trade
for Russians, Vikings, and northern Slavic people.
2. The Mongol Empire
controlled the Russian people for over 250 years.
3. When Russia became
independent from Mongol rule in 1480, influences of Byzantine
culture were still present. An example is the Cyrillic alphabet
which has connections to Slavic people who traded in Constantinople.
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