FACT: Russia did not exist at the time of Vikings.
FACT: Vikings did not settle in Prussia. There was active amber trade road to the north and hardly relationship could be hostile. Germans conquered it during North Crusade when Viking era was over.
"Viking" name is not specific to the Nordic. Prussian kings were called Vyting-as. "Vyti" means to fend off, and "vytis" knight (old expression) or (modern) Lithuanian coat of arms. Russian name is passed from Prussia through noble family relationship. Prussia and Russia, names told by different languages sound the same. Russian oldest chronicle "Radvilu kronika" (Radziwill Chronicle) is translation from Lithuanian chronicle (Lithuanian noble family chronicle) where Ukrainian (Kiev or ancient name Kaunogardas) king Rurik is called similarly (it is not the same). You simply do not call king from abroad to rule you, but they did (from Prussia) as they did remember ancient empire before Hunnic invasion. It did not mean Vikings were there. Anyway is it Russian history when it is clearly Ukrainian history?
Russia did not exist before Ivan the Great with events 1460-1494. They started from Moscow religious war, proclaiming as Third Rome and getting in one way or another Novgorod 1478, Yaroslavl 1463, Rostov 1474, Tver 1485, Vyatka 1489, Pskov 1510, etc. These areas were not only culturally and ethnically different.
FACT: This name comes from Prussian town in the delta of Nemunas. It was important trade hub in ancient times. It means "glowing". Look at German name to find something familiar.
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Map from the late Scythian empire times.
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You are not stating facts, just political views. Very known from the time of SS divisions within your country.
We just have digging in Macedonia and found that Alexander the great has proto Slavic origin.
You see, it was THAT SLAVIC PEOPLE WERE ANCIENT PEOPLE.
You say today Slavs, but before they were Veneti, Vendi.
From that name comes today Venecia (Venetia) and Viena (in roman times was Vendena).
All toponims in Romania, Hungary, even in Finland bear proto Slavic names.
Why is it that I can Understand Vedic language and sanskrit, and in the same manner as in Slavic languages , the verbs end with ti.
Avestan Language i can understand 80 percentage. This says something of the roots of Persia as a Empire.
THE GOTHS, OR SHALL I SAY KOSSAKS (GOATH ON LATIN IS KOZA IN SLAVIC) WERE SLAVIC.
Rus people , are just a OF SHORE of this Slavic world.
Sweeden or Suebi or Suerbi is Slavic name for the god of warriors SORBON.
If you analyse today 320 million Slavs and Sweden, a country of 5-8 minions, IT IS VERY CLEAR WHO GIVE WHO INFLUENCE AND IDENTITY. In the past One of the Gothic (Slavic) tribes came to Sweden and mixed with the population.
PRUSSIA EQUALS RUSSIA, or po Russia, means along Russia. In the same manner as Po Merania , or Po Morania , means along the See in my language.
That is because Russians were considered all Slavs in one point of history, even the Polish people. Polish language is almost the same as Rus language.
We, the Slavic people have unfortunate destiny to be separated by religion. Before Vatican existed Slavs were much west, till Denmark, whole East of Germany Berlin was Branibor.
However this will pass, and One day All Slavic people will be united.
There is an ancient Persian story (before Islam) about Rostam and Sorab. Rostam had a son called Sohrab,who betrade him , taking Turk side in the wars. This goes MILLENIA AGO.
That is how Rus people are old.
The teriroty of Serbia in the middle ages was called RAS KA , AND THE PEOPLE RAS ANI.
Slavic name Ras, Ros, Rusi, Routsi, Rusi etc. means THE AGRARIAN PART OF THE SLAVIC POPULATION.
SORA, SERBI, SORBONI, SORABI, SERES, MEANS WARRIOR CASTE.
KOSSAKS, GOTHS, KAZAKS, KAZAKSTAN, KOZACI MEANS WARRIOR CAST (people who keep goats).
POLISCH, POLANI, MEANS FIELD PEOPLE,(PEOPLE FROM POLE) OR PEOPLE FROM THE FIELDS, OR AGRARIAN PEOPLE.
UKRAINA, MEANS PEOPLE FROM THE KRAJ, OR PEOPLE FROM THE BOUNDARY, OR PEOPLE FROM SOME country. HERE IN BALKANS YOU HAVE SEVERAL KRAINAS, AND KRAISNIKS.
SLOVAK = SLOVEN = SLAVONIA = SLAVIC PEOPLE.
MACEDON = PEOLE FROM HIGH MOUNTAIN
BULGARIA = BELGARIA= BEL ARIA = WHITE ARYANS (NOT IN THAT SENCE but totally opposite of your countries teachings)
ETC. ETC. ETC.
WHEN SPEAKING OF Rus people, you should consider analising ALL SLAVIC PEOPLE. DO NOT FALL DOWN TO VATICAN AND GERMAN PROPAGANDA. WITHOUT FACTS, WITHOUT LOGIC, WITHOUT SENSE OF REALITY.
SLAVA SVIM SLOVENIMA
BOROMIR, SKOPJE, MACEDONIA
ps. Ancient Philip , the father of Alexander founded the city of Macedon, named Pella. Pella is not corect. P and B are interchangable in Greek , therefor Bella City was the real name of the town. This is the same name as Beo Grad, Beli Gorod, Bio Grad today in all Slavic Lands.
It means White City.