Tagged: Rus

Varangian trade routes

Sharing more than borders

Scandinavia and Russia have deep ties Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The connection between Scandinavia and Russia extends far beyond the borders they share. The very name Russia is derived from Rus, a tribe of...

Traveling runs in the Viking blood

Even before Leif Erikson, the Norse visited Baghdad and beyond as merchant warriors Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles More than a millennium ago, the greatest travelers in all of Europe were the Vikings. Fleets...