Was betrothed to Prince Konstantios, son of Byzantine Emperor Constantine X Doukas, in his young years declared a
Brought up by her parents as a zealous Christian, Yanka also took the veil. At the instance of his daughter, Prince Vsevolod built the Church of Saint Andrew the First Called and a convent attached to it, called later Yanka’s convent. The former bride of the Byzantine Emperor became its Mother Superior. The Rus first school for girls was established at the convent, where girls were taught reading, writing, singing, and embroidery. Hundreds of school leavers spread throughout Rus beliefs of the Christian Church, mastery in
The Princess was buried in Yanka’s Convent built by legend near the Tithe Church, which was a burial place of Vsevolod’s descendants for a long time.
Portrait (imaginary) of Yanka Vsevolodivna.
By A. Orlionov. Oil on canvas. 90×70. 2008