Mikhail I

(1174 – 1178)

After the death of Andrei Bogolyubsky in Suzdal land, confusion and strife ensued between his brothers and nephews who argued for seniority.

The nephews supported the veche of the cities of Rostov and Suzdal, who envied the rise of Vladimir, but the Vladimirians were on the side of Andrei Bogolyubsky’s brothers, and they took over, and the Grand Duke became Mikhail Yuryevich.

Vsevolod III The Big Nest (1178 – 1212)