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Thursday, February 4, 2021


Did you know that the name Russian comes from Scandinavia? During the Middle Ages, the Viking influence extended eastward into what is now the Ukraine. A Viking tribe called the Russ took advantage of disagreement between various local Slavic tribes and established a Kingdom centered around Kiev which ultimately grew into the Russian Empire.

Rose has a number of examples of Viking Knit jewelry on her website. One beautiful example can be found at SILVER VIKING BLUE BEAD WHITE DOT BRACELET (

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