Like Sineus, Truvor was a brother of Rurik, and was also among the first group of Vikings to travel to ancient Rus where the intrepid group settled.
Truvor, whose name means "our faithful," took charge of Izborsk, an area near what is now Russia’s border with Estonia, controlling these lands for Kievan Rus. Yet within a few years of securing his territory, Truvor died.
Rurik consolidated his brother’s lands into his own, further increasing the size and the strength of the Rurikid dynasty and the Russian empire. It was an empire than soon rivalled Byzantine in power and in status. The Rurikid dynasty reigned for more than 700 years.