Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. YUri II (Russian: II), also known as George II of Vladimir or Georgy II Vsevolodovich (1189 - March 4, 1238), was the fourth Grand Prince of Vladimir (1212 1216, 1218 1238) who presided over Vladimir-Suzdal at the time of the Mongol invasion of Russia.HE was the third and best-loved son of Vsevolod III and Maria Shvarnovna. HE first distinguished himself in the battles against Ryazan in 1208. HIs father wanted Yuri to inherit Rostov and his elder brother Konstantin to succeed him in Vladimir. THe latter, however, declared that he would rule both towns or nothing at all. THereupon Vsevolod disinherited Konstantin and passed the throne to Yuri.