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From: Ulf Larsson <>
Subject: Re: RURIK, PRINCE OF KIEV
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 11:08:14 +0100
Alexander Agamov wrote:
> > =CE=F2: Hope C. Lawless <>
> > =CA=EE=EC=F3:
If I understood Alexander Agamovs earlier posting right,
Rurik could have been of west slavic decent. Reading the
finnish historian Matti Klinges book about the countries around
the Baltic, I found that his theory about Rurik is that Rurik was
from the island of Ru:gen, then a west slavic society called
"Vendel" by the scandinavians. He has a rather complicated
explanation about the name "Rurik" as derieved from Ru:gen.
Unfortunately no sources are given!
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