Olga | Grand Duchess of Russia

● Remembrance Day orthodox/Catholic: July 11
● Name means: the healthy/the saint (Swedish)
● Grand Duchess of Russia
● Born around 890 in Pskov, Russia
● Died on July 11, 969 in Kiev, Ukraine
Olga was the wife of Igor I of Moskovia and thus Grand Duchess of Russia. After the murder of
her husband, she ruled from 945 to 962 for the minor son and led the army against the
rebellious people. After her son took over the affairs of government, she went to
Constantinople – today’s Ístanbul – and was baptized at the age of almost 70; her baptismal
name became Elena. She returned home and tried to be missionary, but she could not even win
her own son to Christianity.