It is known that Rurik was married several times. First his wife's name was Rutsina, it was from the Baltic Russes. The second was germanka or Scandinavian Hetta . But their fate and offspring no information never came. And in the years 873-874. Ladoga sovereign traveled abroad. He made a very large scale for the time diplomatic tour of Europe. I met and negotiated with Louis the German, King of France Charles the Bald King of Lorraine and Charles the Bold. What was it, history is silent. But Louis the German feuded with Byzantium. And Rurik gradually preparing for the struggle for southern Russia, he needed allies against the Greeks, zahomutat in their networks Kiev.