Volga River

Posted by admin at October 16, 2014

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In the tenth century, when the lower Volga River was dominated by the Khazars, the river Yaik (b. Urals), finally bosnovalis Scandinavian-Rus. As they got out Yaik in the Caspian Sea. Came to the Rus found here Yaik favorable conditions for settled life. In floodplain forests were many animals and fowl. The river was rich in fish. Especially a lot of it was in the spring, when she went to spawn in fresh water heated from the Caspian Sea.

Newcomers settled immediately. They came in the spring, leaving home in northern edge and began to navigate with the opening of the ice of the Volga, which were forwarded to Yaik. In the summer hunting for fur animals, fished. By becoming absolute masters at Yaik, Rus towns built on its left bank and the lower reaches near the mouth. With the collapse of the Khazar state in Yaik evolved enabling environment for economic-commercial and trading activities of the Rus. In the lower Yaik renewed motion on 'Silk Route' from China in Khorezm in Byzantium. Pursuing a more familiar pursuits of life in Scandinavia, Rus to develop new classes for themselves, such as agriculture and animal husbandry. The XI century, scientists consider the time of the whole group permanent settlements on Yaik based rusami.

During the X-XIII centuries, there existed some 30 cities. One of them was in town Yaik (Ural). Residents of the town lead the sedentary, hunting, fisheries, animal husbandry, trade, and partly in agriculture. Thus, prior to the XIII century, ie, before the arrival of the Tatar-Mongol, in the southern Urals was the presence of nomadic tribes and their absence can be explained with a clear conviction the advent of this warlike people Yaik Scandinavia – Norman-Rus.

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