Slavs in the Viking World Series: Introduction – Who Were the Vikings?

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  1. Arhproh says:

    “Similarly, the Swedes, then known as Varangians, or Rus, were poised to discover and pillage new lands in the east along the Volga and Dniepper rivers” (c)
    Why do you think Swedes were Rus?
    May be Swedes were Varangians but Rex Wagirorum (Wairensium) was Slavic Niklot.
    The Rus from Denmark could be Rani or Rujani (Slavic tribe) from the island of Rugia (Rügen) which were defeated by Danish. The Pope Benedict XI called both princes of Rügen “principibus Russianorum”. At those times Swedes were under Danish control too.
    So, may be not Swedes but Rani were Rus? “In the 11th and 12th centuries, they (Rani) also raided their neighbors in a Viking manner” (с)

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