Malusha was born 940 to Malk Lyubchanin and died 1020 of unspecified causes.
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