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  • Originally posted by Dan M View Post
    Honestly, I had never heard the term Varangian before this thread and wouldn't know one if he (or she) came up and bit me. My knowledge of Russian history is a great as my knowledge of quantum physics. I just typed Varangian into the computer and this is one of the images that came up, so blame GIGO for the mix-up. However, because of you guys sharing what you know with the rest of us, my knowledge of such is increasing exponentially, so thanks.
    No problem here, Dan. I just want to keep it close to the truth and educational, even if it looks like nitpicking on my part.

    The Varangians is another term for Vikings, this is how they were called by the Byzantines and the Russians. As for the origins of the very word Rus, it's still the subject of debate. Whether there was a Viking tribe with such name and which Rurik came from, or a Russian tribe, or there was such river is still unclear.

    I tried again and this time I came up with a picture that I'm sure depicts a couple of real Varangian Rus warriors.
    Well, you've almost guessed it, but they must be Normans then

    Whatever they say about Wiki, it's a fairly reliable tool when you look for some general information on general and not very specific subjects, or pictures of certain people or things, so I would encourage you to use it here.
    www.histours.ru

    Siege of Leningrad battlefield tour

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    • Bakers Dozen of the Rurik Dynasty

      1. Rurik
      2. Yaroslav the Wise
      3. The Varangians

      4. Vseslav the Seer/Sorcerer

      Кто там?
      Это я - Почтальон Печкин!
      Tunis is a Carthigenian city!

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      • Bakers Dozen of the Rurik Dynasty

        1. Rurik
        2. Yaroslav the Wise
        3. The Varangians
        4. Vseslav the Seer/Sorcerer

        5. The Tsardom

        Ivan IV


        So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.

        Aldous Huxley: Ends and Means (1937)

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        • Bakers Dozen of the Rurik Dynasty

          1. Rurik
          2. Yaroslav the Wise
          3. The Varangians
          4. Vseslav the Seer/Sorcerer
          5. The Tsardom

          6. Ivan III

          Кто там?
          Это я - Почтальон Печкин!
          Tunis is a Carthigenian city!

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          • Bakers Dozen of the Rurik Dynasty

            1. Rurik
            2. Yaroslav the Wise
            3. The Varangians
            4. Vseslav the Seer/Sorcerer
            5. The Tsardom
            6. Ivan III

            7. Alexander Nevsky

            Time is inside of us and we are inside time. It turns us and we turn It.
            Vasil Levski


            http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...91#post2139891

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            • Bakers Dozen of the Rurik Dynasty

              1. Rurik
              2. Yaroslav the Wise
              3. The Varangians
              4. Vseslav the Seer/Sorcerer
              5. The Tsardom
              6. Ivan III
              7. Alexander Nevsky

              8. Daniel of Moscow

              Кто там?
              Это я - Почтальон Печкин!
              Tunis is a Carthigenian city!

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              • Bakers Dozen of the Rurik Dynasty

                1. Rurik
                2. Yaroslav the Wise
                3. The Varangians
                4. Vseslav the Seer/Sorcerer
                5. The Tsardom
                6. Ivan III
                7. Alexander Nevsky
                8. Daniel of Moscow

                9. St Vladimir of Kiev

                I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                • Bakers Dozen of the Rurik Dynasty

                  1. Rurik
                  2. Yaroslav the Wise
                  3. The Varangians
                  4. Vseslav the Seer/Sorcerer
                  5. The Tsardom
                  6. Ivan III
                  7. Alexander Nevsky
                  8. Daniel of Moscow
                  9. St Vladimir of Kiev

                  10. St. Olga of Kiev



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                  • Bakers Dozen of the Rurik Dynasty

                    1. Rurik
                    2. Yaroslav the Wise
                    3. The Varangians
                    4. Vseslav the Seer/Sorcerer
                    5. The Tsardom
                    6. Ivan III
                    7. Alexander Nevsky
                    8. Daniel of Moscow
                    9. St Vladimir of Kiev
                    10.St. Olga of Kiev

                    11. Sviatoslav the Brave
                    Кто там?
                    Это я - Почтальон Печкин!
                    Tunis is a Carthigenian city!

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                    • Bakers Dozen of the Rurik Dynasty

                      1. Rurik
                      2. Yaroslav the Wise
                      3. The Varangians
                      4. Vseslav the Seer/Sorcerer
                      5. The Tsardom
                      6. Ivan III
                      7. Alexander Nevsky
                      8. Daniel of Moscow
                      9. St Vladimir of Kiev
                      10. St. Olga of Kiev
                      11. Sviatoslav the Brave

                      12. Ss Boris and Gleb

                      I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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                      • Bakers Dozen of the Rurik Dynasty

                        1. Rurik
                        2. Yaroslav the Wise
                        3. The Varangians
                        4. Vseslav the Seer/Sorcerer
                        5. The Tsardom
                        6. Ivan III
                        7. Alexander Nevsky
                        8. Daniel of Moscow
                        9. St Vladimir of Kiev
                        10. St. Olga of Kiev
                        11. Sviatoslav the Brave
                        12. Ss Boris and Gleb

                        13. Vseslav of Pskov

                        Кто там?
                        Это я - Почтальон Печкин!
                        Tunis is a Carthigenian city!

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                        • I did the last one, so whoever wants to can take this one
                          Кто там?
                          Это я - Почтальон Печкин!
                          Tunis is a Carthigenian city!

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                          • Bakers' Dozen of Russian Scientists of the 20th Century

                            1. Dimitri Ivanovich Mendeleev 1834 - 1907


                            Inventor of the Periodic Table.

                            The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson.

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                            • Originally posted by Stryker 19K30 View Post
                              I did the last one, so whoever wants to can take this one
                              Thanks : I hope you enjoy my choice.
                              The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson.

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                              • Bakers' Dozen of Russian Scientists of the 20th Century

                                1. Dimitri Ivanovich Mendeleev 1834 - 1907

                                2. Lev Gumilev (1912-1992)

                                Historian, ethnologist and anthropologist,he introduced the concept of "passionarity". He is also son of two famous Russian poets - Anna Ahmatova and NIkolai Gumilev.

                                Time is inside of us and we are inside time. It turns us and we turn It.
                                Vasil Levski


                                http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...91#post2139891

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