Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fact of the Day: Rus Land

Russia's name is derived from Rus, a former state in medieval Europe. The name itself is derived by a group of Vikings of the same name that founded the ancient state. 

5 comments:

DWei said...

Huh, I always thought it was a name made from people within the land itself.

Bob Bushell said...

Glad to know that, keep surprising me.

Magazinci said...

Good name good country good girls :)

Melanie said...

I never knew that! I have learned my lesson for the day!

DEZMOND said...

hmmm, I'm not fully sure this is the correct info. Not sure. I believe it has Slavic roots not the Viking ones, eventhough one of the Viking pirates did establish one of the first khaganats there...