The effect, which made the request, can hardly be imagined. Yet no one princess, born in the purple, not give in marriage to a foreigner, and besides, Vladimir was not just a stranger and Gentile, on the conscience of which the death of his brother. He already had at least four wives and 800 concubines, but this did not prevent the prince sow panic among the maidens and married women of every city that he had ever visited. But there was one thing, it overshadows all these, so to speak, the shortcomings: it was known that Vladimir is looking for himself and his people a respectable religion. He made inquiries with respect to Muslims, Jews and Catholics, but none of them made it to the proper impression. Finally, Vladimir sent his emissaries to Constantinople, where in St. Sophia Cathedral in honor of their service is so organized, they say, beauty, they did not know where the -. On earth or in heaven. That is, there is reason to believe that Vladimir will deny the pagan gods, and perhaps even some of its most reprehensible habits. As a result, Basil gave his consent to the marriage of Prince with Anna, with the only condition that Vladimir accept the Orthodox faith. Basileus could only wait.
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