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RUSSIA WAS ORIGINALLY CREATED BY VIKINGS !!!!
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 11147515:MV8xNzEwMTQ0XzM0MzQ4ODMwX0Q5RjcwMUZD] Well the Vikings certainly went to Russian. They also went to America and Africa. The question is whether they settled. The Vikings tended only to settle where they had taken over the government of a place so if someone needs to show that Russian had Scandinavian rulers at some point. Otherwise they probably just traded or raided. [/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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