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Old Russian State
 Social Order
 All feudal societies were strictly stratified, i.e. divided into classes, the rights and duties of which were precisely determined by the law as unequal regarding each other and the state itself. Each class had its legal status. Although it would be a rough simplification to consider a feudal society as the society divided into only the exploiters and the explotables. A representative of a feudal class with all his material welfare might lose his life more probably, than a poor peasant. Monkhood (except for the supreme church hierarchs) lived in such asceticism and deprivations that their life could hardly cause envy of commoners.

 Political System
 The Kiev Russia was not a centralized state. As other states of the period of formation of feudal relations, for example, the Empire of Charles the Great in the Western Europe, the Old Russian State was highly fragmented, it was populated by different tribes - Polyans, Drevlyans, Kriviches, Dregoviches, etc. Local feudal lords were obliged to participate in campaigns of Kiev princes, they were present at feudal gatherings, some of them took part in the Princely Council. But in the course of feudal relations development, deepening of the process of feudalization, relations between local princes and the Grand Prince of Kiev weaken more and more, preconditions for feudal division became more prominent.

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