Askold's grave is located on the right bank of the Dnieper River, near the Lipki. An ancient legend says that in 882 Prince Oleg of Novgorod was lured to this place Askold and Dir, who reigned in Kiev, and killed them because of the "ignoble" because they did not belong to the family of Rurik. Oleg himself ascended the throne of Kiev and Kiev promised to make the mother of Russian cities. On Askold known that he was called to the throne of Kiev, was baptized in Constantinople (Istanbul) in 860's, on the other annals we can assume that Dir and Askold illegally took power in Kiev. According to legend, Askold was buried at the murder scene, in his honor this area became known as Askold's grave. Prince Oleg was able to justify in the eyes of posterity. This Oleg united the separate principalities into a single Eastern Slavic state centered in Kiev. It was he who defeated the great Byzantine Constantinople and placed at the gates of his own shield. This point is reflected ASPushkin in his "Song of Wise Oleg".
From the stories we know that at this point in the 10th century, Princess Olga, the wife of Prince Igor, built a wooden church of St. here. Nicholas (the Christian name of Askold - Nicholas). It is known that in 971 the son of Olga Svyatoslav went down in history crackdown on Christianity, destroyed the church.