Kyiv Strikes Back: St Olga’s Brutal Suppression Tactics
She may be history’s most genocidal saint
Olga of Kyiv ruled the Rus’ — a medieval people in Ukraine who were related to the Vikings — for over 15 years. She is known chiefly for her christianizing influence on the Rus’ lands during her later years in power. But the start of her regency is just as compelling a story.