860 AD new date of Russias statehood-scholars

10th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

A massive raid by the Rus against Constantinople in 860 AD marked the beginning of the Russian statehood, a group of Russian scholars said during a press-briefing in the ITAR-TASS news agency. Traditionally, the history of Russia was traced back to 862, when Prince Rurik was invited to rule Russia.

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