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RUSSIA WAS ORIGINALLY CREATED BY VIKINGS !!!!
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1530543:MV8xNzEwMTQ0XzI4Mjc2MTQzXzY3NDc0OUEy] Russians acknowledge that the Vikings were a huge influence. There are areas in Russia where most of the people who live there are direct descendants. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rus'_people [/quote]
The name Russia comes from the word ''Rus''.
Rus comes from the Finnish word Ruotsi meaning Sweden.
Ruotsi comes from Old Norse Róthr, meaning ''rowing''.
FACT : The ancient Russian dynasty, the Romanovs, were literally descendents of the Varangians, i.e. the Eastern Vikings. They created a large number of settlements and forts that created the future Russian State.
FACT : Normandy (France), England, Sicily, Prussia (Germany) were all settled and conquered by Vikings. The royal bloodlines all have the Viking remains in them.
FACT : Barack Obama is probably descended from Vikings through his mother's genealogy.
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