Asteroid 2967, Vladisvyat, was discovered on September 19, 1977 by Nikolai S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj, Ukraine. It has a period of 5 years, 264 days and is 23 1/3 miles in diameter.

It was named for St. Vladimir of Kiev (955?-1015), also known as Vladimir Svyatoslavich and Vladimir of Russia, a prince of Kiev who introduced Christianity to Russia; rejecting Islam and Roman Catholicism, he finally decided that his people would be Eastern Orthodox Christians and herded them into the Dnieper River in a forced mass baptism.

Vladimir of Kiev

Asteroid Vladisvyat's astrological meaning seems to be: proselytization, to have alien beliefs forced on you, to be told what to believe, paternalistic change coming from above, to be persecuted for one's beliefs.

The glyph for Vladisvyat is mine.

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