The Kriwitschen (Russian Кривичи, Scientific Transl. Kriviči ) were in the early Middle Ages a ostslawischer stem, south of Lake Peipus, which lies on the border of Estonia and Russia, and moved to Pskov. According to Nestor Chronicle called the living near the Baltic Sea Kriwitschen together with their neighbors, the Estonians and the Ilmenslawen and Finnish Wes, the Scandinavian Varangians this on to rule over them.

As a result of contacts with the Kriwitschen called Russia in the Latvian language Krievija.

  • Historical European ethnicity
  • Slavic ethnic group