Loose translation of the article (it's Norwegian, btw):
Russian archeologists have found a Scandinavian woman in a grave chamber from the 900s AD in Pskov in Northwest Russia.
A find was made this week of a grave 4 meters under the ground outside of Pskov. There have not been any finds from Viking times in this town before, writes the Russian media.
The location of the find shows that the Scandinavians may have been isolated from the rest of the population of Pskov in the 900s, says Elena Yakovleva to the newsbureau PAI.
In the grave, which is described as typical Scandinavian, were also found several artifacts of silver and bronze.
The woman was buried sitting and is unusually tall for her time. By her feet the archeologist found the most valuable artifact, according to Yakovleva: A bronze bowl which was 50 cm in diameter.
The Vikings often used the waterways around the Baltic Sea and had close contact with the region that later became Russia. The contact was closest from 800 - 1000 AD.
Along the Volga and Dniepr Rivers ran the travel routes to, among other places, Constantinople and the East, and many important trade centers developed here, including Staraya Lodoga, Novgorod, and Kiev. Pskov is one of the oldest towns in Russia and is mentioned as early as 903 AD.
Many important finds
The archeological excavations have been increasing greatly since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, when it became possible for foreign archeologists to share in the work in Russia.
Today Russian archeologists are leading a string of excavation projects with foreign archeologists, which have made many important finds in recent years.
-- Kseniia Smol'nianina
Lady Kseniia Smol'nyanina
Barony of Three Mountains
MKA: Christine Jacobs