7648RE: [sig] a million rus questions
- Jun 12, 2003*sigh* I'm not the original poster, but there's a very strong trend in
historiography to believe that around the millenium the ruling class in
Russia was Scandinavian, which would definitely lead to a very strong
influence on the culture at that time!
This is touched upon in the Land of the Tsars, Hitler, er History channel's
documentary on Russia. They stated that the Tartars were originally
Viking/Scandinavian merchants and that's where the name comes from. Not my
spec-al de Masion, but get the DVD if possible.
Well worth the time, the last 30 min is depressing, Come on Nicholas II,
Soffya Appollonia Tudja
Argent, a patriarchal cross between three crescent gules on a chief sable
three fleur-de-lys Or
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