National Geographic : 1970 Apr
Somber eyes of a future queen gaze from a church wall in Kiev, in the Soviet Union. Yelisaveta wed Harald Hardraada, last great Viking king, who fell before the Eng lish in 1066. Her grandfather, Prince Vladi mir, a descendant of Swedish Vikings, brought Christianity to Kiev in the 10th century. His bronze statue overlooks the Dnieper River and modern Kiev (right).