Kirill III of Kiev

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Kirill III of Kiev (Russian: Митрополит Кирилл III (died December 6, 1281) was a church figure, and the metropolitan of Kiev. close to a Horde Meng-king Timur. In Russian chronicles record that King Meng-Timur and Metropolitan Kirill sent Sarayskiy Bishop Theognostus to the Emperor Michael VIII and the Patriarch of Constantinople as their joint envoy with letters and gifts from each of them. This embassy is probably held around 1278, as Feognost returned to Barn in 1279

It appears that relations with Egypt were also discussed Feognost with the emperor and the patriarch. Anyway, at about the same time, Meng-Timur tried to establish direct diplomatic ties with Egypt through Constantinople.

Prior to 1251 was close to Prince Daniil Galitsky.

In 1246 the road to Nicaea was negotiating with the Hungarian King White IV, ended the marriage Hungarian princess and her son Daniel Galitsky.

In 1250, daughter of Daniel brought in Yaroslavovich wife of Prince Andrew of Vladimir.

Around 1251 left Daniel Galitsky, who in 1254 received the royal crown from the Pope.

In 1251 went to Novgorod, where he first met with Alexander Nevsky.

Since 1251 Kirill almost continuously resided in the north-east of Russia, working closely with Prince Alexander Nevsky, constantly traveling around the country for a long time remained in Vladimir-on-Kliazma.

In 1252, Alexander Nevsky was a shortcut on Vladimir's reign instead of his brother Andrew Yaroslav, and Metropolitan solemnly met Alexander Nevsky, who returned from the Horde, and put him on the great reign. As Prince Alexander Nevsky, Kirill elected in their policies the way of recognition of Mongol domination, and the Western Catholic opposition to expansion.


about 1252 Cyril received the label in Batu, which guarantees the inviolability of the Orthodox Church. Authentically preserved label from 1267, issued by Khan Berke. In 1258 he founded the bishopric in Tver. In 1261, with the assistance of Alexander Nevsky Orthodox diocese founded in the Barn. In 1274, Vladimir held a council of bishops of the Russian Church, to order and restored the ecclesiastical legislation, which was introduced by the Serbian Rudder, the most common afterwards. In 1279 Khan Meng obtain for in-Timur label that shield of faith and the sanctity of the rights of clergy abuse Mongolian officials. Kirill tried to rebuild their lives Metropolis, a violation of the Tatar-Mongol invasion. Okormlyaya flock, constantly traveling around the Rus. Put bishops to Vladimir, Rostov, Barn.

Preceded by
Joseph, Metropolitan of Kiev
Metropolitan of Kiev and All-Rus'
Succeeded by