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Who originally settled Russia?

King Rurik of the Rus

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Simply so, was Russia founded by Vikings?

According to the traditional account presented in The Russian Primary Chronicle, it was founded by the Viking Oleg, ruler of Novgorod from about 879. In 882 he seized Smolensk and Kiev, and the latter city, owing to its strategic location on the Dnieper River, became the capital of Kievan Rus.

Subsequently, question is, who colonized Russia? Russia has never been colonized by other countries in the notion that we put the definition of the colony. At the time of the Tatar-Mongol yoke, seizure of certain areas of Russian principalities was carried out, and from 1223 to 1480 a tribute was paid from the territory of Russia . All this lasted 240 years.

Considering this, when was Russia originally founded?

December 25, 1991

What was Russia called before it was called Russia?

In 1917 before the Soviet Revolution it was the Russian Republic. So, aside from some fancy additions, it's pretty much always been called Russia , the land of the Rus people. During the Soviet Period, it was still Russia . It was called the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.

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