There is a curious assumption - that Theodosius simply looking for martyrdom. Then we told that Kiev Monk Eustace, sold into slavery in the Crimea, was crucified his hozyainom- Jew for refusing to recognize the law of Moses. The story itself, many researchers doubt: there are too many from the Byzantine lives of the saints. It seems that the history of the sufferer for the faith came up to and in Russia were the saints. All anti-Jewish pathos in the lives of the saints of ancient Russia - distinctly Byzantine origin. By the way, in the arrangement of the church statute of Yaroslav the Wise, there are direct borrowings from the Byzantine codes - such as prohibitions on sexual relations of Christians with Jews.