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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Rurik Died c. 879. Scandinavian warrior and the founder of the dynasty that ruled Russia until 1598.

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  • Arthur fleet had reached Europe, and on the very day that Kamimura defeated the Vladivostock squadron and sank the "Rurik" -- Admiral Rojdestvensky hoisted his flag on board his flagship, the "Knias Suvaroff," at Cronstadt.

    Famous Sea Fights From Salamis to Tsu-Shima

  • The operation known as Rurik's Hammer, the lightning military conquest of all of Scandinavia, had been designed to solidify popular support for the resurrected Soviet government at home despite the rationing, the purges, and the KGB crackdowns; to cow a fragmented and weakened NATO already over-extended in the war-ravaged Balkans; and to remind continental Europe of the might of Soviet arms.

    Countdown

  • The "Rurik" was sunk, and the "Gromoboi" and "Rossia" returned to Vladivostock, bearing marks of very hard hitting -- riddled funnels, and sides hastily patched with plates of iron, told of the straight shooting of the Japanese cruisers.

    Famous Sea Fights From Salamis to Tsu-Shima

  • The reign of the Romanovs began in the so-called troubled time, after the death of the last tsar of the Rurik dynasty in 1598.

    Great dynasties of the world: The Romanovs

  • "If they look like bison, behave like bison, and live in the historical range of bison, let's keep them," says Rurik List , an ecologist at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

    Wondering if That's a Genuine Bison? Try Pulling Its Tail

  • Stephanie Simon/The Wall Street Journal 'If they look like bison, behave like bison, and live in the historical range of bison, let's keep them,' says Rurik List, an ecologist at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

    Taking the Breed by the Tail

  • Prince Rurik, by the way, never made it to Kryta with his followers: he gave his own life so that they might find their freedom.

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

  • Then Rurik broke with the king and perished while leading a faction of Ascalonians into Kryta.

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

  • Back before the Searing, they started out as the Ascalon Vanguard, an elite unit that fought alongside Prince Rurik and later ventured into the charr lands to take the battle to them.

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

  • “But, Your Majesty,” he said, “I come here on behalf of your son, Prince Rurik!”

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

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