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According to the Primary Chronicle, the first '''Rus'–Byzantine Treaty''' was concluded in 907 as a result of [[Oleg of Novgorod|Oleg]]'s raid against Constantinople (see [[Rus'–Byzantine War (907)]] for details). Scholars generally consider this document as preliminary to the [[Rus'–Byzantine Treaty (911)|Rus'–Byzantine Treaty of 911]].
 
According to the Primary Chronicle, the first '''Rus'–Byzantine Treaty''' was concluded in 907 as a result of [[Oleg of Novgorod|Oleg]]'s raid against Constantinople (see [[Rus'–Byzantine War (907)]] for details). Scholars generally consider this document as preliminary to the [[Rus'–Byzantine Treaty (911)|Rus'–Byzantine Treaty of 911]].
   
The text of the treaty, as preserved in the Kievan chronicle, opens with a list of signatories on the part of the Rus'. They are all Norse: Karl, Farulf, Vermund, Hrollaf, and Steinvith. Kievan Rus' figures in the text as a [[Gardariki|conglomeration of major urban centres]]: Kiev, Chernigov, [[Pereyaslav]], Polotsk, Rostov, and [[Lyubech]]. [[Aleksey Shakhmatov]] commented that the list of the towns is arbitrary and that some of them may have been inserted by later scribes.
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The text of the treaty, as preserved in the Kievan chronicle, opens with a list of signatories on the part of the Rus'. They are all [[Old Norse language|Norse]]: Karl, Farulf, Vermund, Hrollaf, and Steinvith. Kievan Rus' figures in the text as a [[Gardariki|conglomeration of major urban centres]]: Kiev, Chernigov, [[Pereyaslav]], Polotsk, Rostov, and [[Lyubech]]. [[Aleksey Shakhmatov]] commented that the list of the towns is arbitrary and that some of them may have been inserted by later scribes.
   
 
Most conspicuously, the treaty regulates the status of the colony of [[Varangians|Varangian]] merchants in Constantinople. The text testifies that they settled in the quarter of [[Saint Mamas]]. The Varangians were to enter Constantinople through a certain gate, without weapons, accompanied by the imperial guard, not more than fifty people at a time. Upon their arrival, they were enregistered by the imperial authorities in order to be supplied with food and monthly alimentation in the space of half a year.
 
Most conspicuously, the treaty regulates the status of the colony of [[Varangians|Varangian]] merchants in Constantinople. The text testifies that they settled in the quarter of [[Saint Mamas]]. The Varangians were to enter Constantinople through a certain gate, without weapons, accompanied by the imperial guard, not more than fifty people at a time. Upon their arrival, they were enregistered by the imperial authorities in order to be supplied with food and monthly alimentation in the space of half a year.
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