Volodymyr Andriiovych [Andrijovyč], b ?, d 28 January 1170. Kyivan Rus’ prince; son of Andrii Volodymyrovych the Good. In 1146 he received towns in the Volodymyr-Volynskyi principality from his uncle, Viacheslav Volodymyrovych, but he was ousted by Iziaslav Mstyslavych shortly thereafter. In the subsequent struggles for Kyiv with Yurii Dolgorukii of Suzdal, Volodymyr shifted loyalties and was granted Dorohobuzh, Peresopnytsia, and lands up to the Horyn River by Yurii (1157). In 1159 he supported Rostyslav Mstyslavych's bid to rule Kyiv. In 1169 (after Rostyslav's death) he intended to take the Kyivan throne, and he blocked Mstyslav Iziaslavych by joining Andrei Bogoliubskii's coalition, which plundered Kyiv in 1169. In retaliation Mstyslav waged a campaign through Volodymyr's territories and elevated his son, Volodymyr Mstyslavych, to rule after Volodymyr Andriiovych died.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]


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