Malusha/Malfrida (Old Ruthenian: Малушa, Old Norse: Málfríðr) historically is known as a servant (kholopka) for Olga of Kiev and concubine of Svyatoslav I of Kiev. According to Slavonic chronicles, she was the mother of Vladimir the Great and sister of Dobrynya. The Norse sagas describe Vladimir's mother as a prophetess who lived to the age of 100 and was brought from her cave to the palace to predict the future.
- ^ Vladimir Plougin: Russian Intelligence Services: The Early Years, 9th-11th Centuries, Algora Publ., 2000
- ^ History of Ukraine-Rus': From prehistory to the eleventh century, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 1997
- ^ Málfríðr nordicnames.de
|Offspring of Malusha and Svyatoslav I Igorevich of Kiev (c942-972)|
|Vladimir I Svyatoslavich of Kiev (c958-1015)||958 Pskov, Pskov Rayon, Pskov Oblast, Russia||15 July 1015 Berestove, Kiev, Ukraine||Olava (c960-c995) unnamed Greek nun Rogneda Rogvolodovna of Polotsk (962-1002) Malfrida (c965-1000) Adela Anna Porphyrogenita (963-1011) Olava (c960-c995) unnamed Greek nun Rogneda Rogvolodovna of Polotsk (962-1002) Malfrida (c965-1000) Adela Anna Porphyrogenita (963-1011) Unknown von Schwaben (?-?)|
|Sfengus Svyatoslavich (c960-c1020)||1020||990|