FROM A SAFE DISTANCE: A Viking State

FROM A SAFE DISTANCE: A Viking State By Alexei Bayer Published: September 21, 2011 (Issue # 1675) The origins of the Russian state and its early history help explain the country‚Äôs modern political makeup. According to the Kievan Primary Chronicle, compiled around 1110, Slavic tribes invited Scandinavian prince Rurik to rule over them in the […]