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Origins Why do we make up stories about our origins? Attach ourselves to a collective and timeline Contributing to a sense of collective identity Legitimizing ourselves by placing ourselves in the historical narratives Russian Origins: Russia comes about in 18th century, before it was called Rus 10th century: Russia is Christianized 9th century: Peasants ( European: blonde, blue eyed, burly, with beards) lived in the European part of Russia They set up trade routes from Baltic to Black Sea to the Byzantine empire (what was left of the Roman empire) Set up empire from Scandinavian countries to Byzantium Ruled by princes Rus people invited Varangians (Scandinavian people) to rule over them peacefully Kiev became the capital (grand prince ruled from them) Adopted Christianity from the Byzantines (Orthodox Christianity)--close association between prince and Church Got the Cyrillic alphabet (Greek alphabet with added letters to accommodate Russian sounds)
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