« Ancient people in Russia » The first data on Slavs were transferred to us by Gerodot writing to 445 BC, naming them thus Scythians. «Scythians, being called as different names, conducted life nomadic, .... more all loved freedom; didn't know any arts, except one:" everywhere to overtake enemies, and everywhere from them to disappear»
« Appearance of ancient Slavs » <ul><li>« Rain at seven, fine at eleven » </li></ul><ul><li>«Семь пятниц на неделе» </li></ul>Character of the nature where Slavs lived, has affected and their addition, both on a life, and on character. Slavs were vigorous, strong, tireless . The clothes were enough simple and have been urged to cover from a bad weather, passing luxury and pretentiousness
« The problem of interrelations between the Slavs and their neighbours » <ul><li>The relations were quite strained. The Slavs were under the attacks from both sides: from the North they were attacked by the Scandinavian tribes and from the South they had to resist the attacks of the steppe nomads. </li></ul>
« The first rulers of the Ancient Russian State » <ul><li>The first rulers of the Ancient Russian State - Ryurik, Oleg, Igor, Svyatoslav, Vladimir I - princes the Varangians by birth, who in their actions actively leant for the Varangian prince's armed forces and often considered Russ as a temporal residence </li></ul>
« Russ » <ul><li>« Respect yourself, or no one else will respect you » </li></ul><ul><li>«Кто сам себя не уважает, того и другие уважать не будут» </li></ul>One of the issues debated is the origin of the name 'Russ'. The most debated one is the hypothesis of its Scandinavian origin. According to a number of researchers' opinion, the word 'Russ' originates from the root 'greblya', meaning - 'rowing'