Rostislav Vsevolodich of Pereyaslavl was born 1070 to Vsevolod I Yaroslavich of Kiev (1030-1093) and Anna Polovetskaya (c1050-1111) and died 20 May 1093 Battle of the Stugna River (1093) of Drowning.

Rostislav Vsevolodovich (baptised Mikail [2] ) (1070 - May 26, 1093) - Prince of Pereyaslavl ( 1078 -1093), the youngest son of Vsevolod Yaroslavich, from the marriage with the Polovtsian princess Anna Polovetskaya , brother of Vladimir Monomakh.

After the death of his uncle in the battle of Nezhatina Niva and the occupation of his father of the throne of Kiev throne, he reigned in Pereyaslavl and, together with his brother, prince of Chernigov, participated in the fight against the Polovtsians.

Even during Vsevolod Yaroslavich's illness, a new wave of Polovtsian raids began on the Kievan Rus'. After Vsevolod's death and the occupation of the throne of Kiev by Svyatopolk Izyaslavich of Turov, the Russian princes undertook a campaign against the Polovtsians. Svyatopolk, Vladimir and Rostislav crossed the Stugna River and lost the battle. During the retreat Rostislav drowned. Vladimir tried to save him, but almost drowned himself.

In Kiev, on the territory of the Vydubytskyi Monastery is Saint Michael's Cathedral built by Prince Vsevolod Yaroslavich in 1070-1088 on the occasion of the birth of his son Rostislav

The image of Rostislav Vsevolodovich in art

Rostislav Vsevolodovich is the subject of Aleksei Konstantinovich Tolstoy's ballad "Prince Rostislav", as well as of the symphonic poem by Sergei Vasilyevich Rakhmaninov's bearing the same name. In addition, the mention of the prince is contained in the "Lay of Igor's Regiment": Igor Svyatoslavich recalls the battle of the Stugna River during the flight, which "I take Prince Rostislav off short" - "the youth of Prince Rostislav concluded" [1]


  1. ^ ВТ-ЭСБЕ -|Ростислав, русские князья


Offspring of Vsevolod I Yaroslavich of Kiev (1030-1093) and Anastasia Monomachos (c1035-1067)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Vladimir II Vsevolodovich Monomakh of Kiev (1053-1125) 1053 19 May 1125 Gytha of Wessex (1053-1098)
Yefimiya (c1078-1107)
Unknown Cuman
Anna Vsevolodovna of Kiev (c1055-1112) 1055 3 November 1112 Kiev, Ukraine

Offspring of Vsevolod I Yaroslavich of Kiev (1030-1093) and Anna Polovetskaya (c1050-1111)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rostislav Vsevolodich of Kiev (1070-1093)
Eupraxia of Kiev (1071-1109) 1071 20 July 1109 Heinrich IV of the Holy Roman Empire (1050-1106)
Yekaterina Vsevolodovna of Kiev (c1073-1108) 1073 1108
Mariya Vsevolodovna of Kiev (c1075-1089) 1075 1089


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Rostislav Vsevolodich of Pereyaslavl (1070-1093)
Born: 1070 Died: 1093
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Vsevolod Yaroslavich
Prince of Pereyaslavl
Succeeded by
Vladimir Vsevolodovich Monomakh)

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