Scandinavia and the World
Scandinavia and the World

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Be careful what you say 14 7, 4:46am

Kievan Rus was a different thing than Russia, basically a really loose kingdom with a main guy in Kiev and countless little domains ruled by Princes and stuff. The Mongols blasted it apart and some time after that the city of Moscow slowly started becoming the dominant center of something new, which would be Russia. The dynasty ruling in Moscow happened to be Rurik, but it could just as easily have not been.