In 975 Yaropolk had quarreled with his brother Oleg. Two years later he went to his war. Oleg was killed in battle, and Yaropolk took his parish. When Vladimir in Novgorod heard that Yaropolk killed Oleg, then I got scared and ran for the sea. Yaropolk put his posadniks in Novgorod and a Russian owned land. In 980, Vladimir returned to Novgorod with the Vikings and Yaropolk mayor said: "Go to my brother and tell him:" Vladimir comes at you, get ready to fight with him, ' "- and went on Yaropolk. When he reached Kiev with a large army, Vladimir besieged it, and Yaropolk locked himself in the city, together with the governor their fornication. When the siege dragged on, Vladimir began to secretly communicate with fornication, telling him: "Be my friend. If you kill my brother, I will honor you as a father, and a great honor to receive from me; I do not in fact started to kill the brothers, but he was. I, I was afraid of this, against him. " Fornication Vladimirov told the ambassadors: "I will be with the prince of your love and friendship."