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Metiga was a Pecheneg ruler who allied himself with Vladimir I of Kiev around the year 988 CE.[1][2] Metiga assisted with the capture of Cherson by Vladimir, who converted to Christianity shortly after the town's fall to his forces. He was preceded as Pecheneg khan by Kurya, and succeeded by Kuchug; Metiga's rule was over by 991.[3]

Also in 988, Metiga requested baptism from Vladimir.[4]


  1. ^ "Russian Interaction with Foreign Lands". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  2. ^ Jelisavcic, Micha; Sloan, John. "Rus - Rulers". Xenophon Group International. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  3. ^ Taking into consideration the fact that Kuchug visited Vladimir for baptism in 991, Metiga was no longer khan by that year. We are assured of the fact that he was in power from 988 to 991, although any time prior to 988 and after 972 is uncertain between Kurya and Metiga,
  4. ^ Kurta, Florin. "The Other Europe in the Middle Ages". Google Books. Brill Academic Publishers. Retrieved 14 May 2016.