Russia and Rus culture and history
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-12-30 15:40
Archaeologists working on the excavation at the church of Ayios Nikolaos, on the site of the 10th century Georgian Monastery, at Gialia village in Paphos, have discovered four ossuaries containing human remains.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-12-15 17:03
A mural, discovered in 1965 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, may prove that envoys from Korea visited the country in the 7th century. A replica of the original mural, now destroyed, is on display at the National Museum of Korea.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-11-29 17:31
Slavic University is coming to Aethelmearc! The Russians are Coming!!! The Russians are Coming!!!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-11-11 10:32
Russians are known for their love of vodka, but in the Middle Ages, the Russians displayed great talent at creating other alcoholic beverages including mead. Later, in the early 16th century, monks developed the first recipe for vodka.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-09-18 11:50
A large "ondol," under floor heating system, dating to the 10th century, was discovered recently at an excavation in the Russian town of Kraskino. The discovery confirms that the Russian maritime province was settled by Koreans.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-09-14 08:53
A group of Russian medieval re-enactors "had fun storming the castle." The photos are posted on the English Russia website.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-06-21 16:51
Video clips of several battles of a live-steel re-enactment group from Russia have been posted on YouTube. The clips depict armored combatants and combat archers taking part in a melee battle.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-06-06 15:53
Engineers working on a construction project near Detinets, Russia, the site of the citadel of the ancient Novgorod, have found fragments of medieval sarcophagi and stone crosses believed to date to the 12th-13th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-01-11 09:27
Ingvild of the Kingdom of Atlantia reports that the December 2008 issue of the Archaeological Textiles Newsletter includes an article by Kirill Mikhailov, "New Finds of Viking Age Textiles in Ukraine and Russia" which discusses the 10th-century, brocaded, tabletwoven bands.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-10-10 14:42
The discovery of a 14th century tomb at Staraya Russa holding the remains of 14 horses puzzles archaeologists. The experts feel the site was not used for slaughter or rituals, but have no other explanation for the mass grave.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-10-05 11:35
Excavations have uncovered a 16th century pottery kiln near Tula, Russia. The kiln may have been used to make bricks for the Tula Kremlin. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-09-26 18:27
Archaeologists from Astrakhan State University believe they have discovered the long-lost capital of the Khazar kingdom in southern Russia. The Khazars were a semi-nomadic people who converted to Judaism between the 8th and 10th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-07-30 17:15
An extensive trailer from the latest screen version of Alexander Nevsky is available to view on YouTube. The film is in Russian.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-06-25 16:14
Archaeologists working at excavations in Veliky Novgorod, Russia have discovered leather and horn bottle used to feed infants. The bottles were crafted by medieval Slavs.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-06-04 08:33
Mongol, a 2008 film directed by Sergei Bodrov, tells the story of the early life of Genghis Khan as a slave in 13th century Russia.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-05-21 14:37
Security was tight for the April 1, 2008 meeting of U.S. President George W. Bush and Ukraine’s President Viktor Yushchenko, as captured by Reuters photographer Grigory Dukor, who observed security's reaction to guys in armor.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-02-12 19:06
Lady Marija Kotok of Sylvan Glen in AEthelemarc reports that the latest edition of the Slavic Interest group newsletter and notes from December 2007's Slavic University are now available online.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-01-22 10:04
A video on YouTube features the Male Choir of St. Petersburg, Russia, an a capella choir of 25 singers who will be making their American debut in 2009.
Submitted by damien on Fri, 2008-01-04 23:09
Errant Knight offers stunning hand-made authentic artefact replicas including court belts, sword and armour belts and jewelry. All items are thoroughly researched to ensure historical accuracy.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-30 19:19
Researchers from the Novgorod Museum Reserve are in the process of translating ancient Russian manuscripts written on birchbark in Old Slavonic and posting the translations online. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-10-19 22:15
Peter Beatson has published an extensive online report detailing the work of researchers E. Zubkova, O. Orfinskaya, D. Likhachev on the discovery of Viking-age textiles in three chamber graves in Pskov, Russia in 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-08 18:08
Russian archaeologists have discovered 75 graves dating from the 15th to 18th centuries C.E. in Veliki Novgorod. The experts hope that more tombs will be found.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-08-20 15:16
The members of the Incipient Shire of Pavlok Gorod welcome one and all to join us in celebrating the food and culture of late period Russia. The morning will be dedicated to classes, and the afternoon and early evening to a four course feast prepared by Gwenhyvar Ferch Rinn, separated by a variety of presentations.
Site Information: Springhill Hall behind St. Paul's
Lutheran church 3077 E.Rezanof / Kodiak, AK. Site
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2007-06-19 18:15
Re-enactors in Russia are preparing an elaborate re-enactment of the 1453 battle for Constantinople, in which it was conquered by the Ottoman Turks.
Submitted by Baroness Elfreda on Mon, 2007-06-18 10:29
According to author Adrian Blomfield, "Anglo-Russian relations may be in worse shape than at any time since the Cold War, but that has failed to dent the enthusiasm of thousands of young Russians who spend their weekends recreating British historical battles."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-06-03 11:53
The Muhlberger's Early History website has a story about how yurts are now being manufactured and sold throughout Canada as cheap housing. (Photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-06-03 08:03
A set of photos from a reenactment of the 1242 Chudskoe Lake battle in Pskov, Russia is available online.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-04-22 16:39
A 10th-century geographer, traveling in Russia's Caucasus Mountains, referred to them as the "mountain of tongues" due to the diversity of languages preserved in the isolated villages. This diversity continues today in an area which supports 34 ethnic groups.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-03-20 18:06
The Pushkin Museum of Fine art in Russia will display a collection of Merovingian artifacts. The museum is located in Moscow.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-03-05 21:35
The skull and bone purported to be holy relics of Saint Philipp are for sale by a private owner on a Russian website. The Russian Orthodox Church has called the sale "blasphemous."