Rus'-Byzantine War (1024)
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|860 – 907 – 941 – 968–71 – 988 – 1024 – 1043|
The penultimate Russo-Byzantine War, as documented by medieval Greek sources, took place in 1024, when a relative of the Kievan prince with eight hundred troops and forty ships penetrated into the Bosporus and, defeating a unit of the Greek coast guard, sailed into the Aegean Sea. The Kievans reached the island of Lemnos, where they were annihilated by a much stronger Byzantine fleet. The conflict is not documented in Kievan sources and its motivation is obscure.
- (Russian) Kazimir Bazilevich. From the History of the Naval Expeditions of the Slavs in the 7th-12th Centuries