[orthodox-synod] Re: Rurik
- Rurik, as I have repeatedly said, was a Viking thug. He came to rule
Ukraine, and his descendants ended being "Caesar". Not too shabby a legacy.
There's nothing for Vova to be ashamed of. He wasn't saying Rurik was a
German. I thought he was just alluding to the ancestry of the Romanovs.
Tsar Nicholas's mother was a Dane, but a very large segment of his ancestry
That is just a fact.