Russia Thread

likme
likme

Post & Discuss the History of Russia.

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Snarelure
Snarelure

please somebody help me to get out of this shithole

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

mongoloid, barbaric asian horde

Booteefool
Booteefool

Who was the best Russian monarch?

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King_Martha
King_Martha

But why russian user? Why do you want to get out of a Great Power that reasserts its influence, conquers territory, and is lead by a cunning mastermind?

viagrandad
viagrandad

Well, they are able to do that exactly because life sucks for average Russian.

w8t4u
w8t4u

I don't get it user. The US was able to do that for decades, and life was great for the average burger. Care to explain? Not trolling. Just curious.

idontknow
idontknow

1. Peter I
2. Alexander III
3. Ivan IV

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

Not him or even Russian, but USA is the world's granary pretty much. Most of Russia is fucking permafrost.

Emberburn
Emberburn

Food security plays a part, but I don't think that's enough. There are many countries that are able to feed themselves several times, and they're still a shithole.

Other than that, Russia, nowadays, is self sufficient. They are one of the main wheat exporters.

Emberfire
Emberfire

Alexander III over II
Reactionaries get out

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TurtleCat
TurtleCat

How likely you guys think you were to die if you were an adult male living in Russia from 1914-1950?

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Between WWI and WWII odds are bad (even excluding all other things).

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Ignoramus
Ignoramus

I wonder if this really matters. According to demographic predictions, Russia will have fewer people that Egypt in 50 years.

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Need_TLC
Need_TLC

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takes2long
takes2long

Relevant

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

the two anchors of society: church and slavery
implying slavery is necessary for a stable society, free of barbarism
implying the church wasn't corrupt, rich and influential, holding sway over millions of peasants who didn't know any better, until the clergy realized that their indoctrination was fading away with modernity and education

Whoa, so enlightened. You totally belong in the middle ages with that kind of thinking.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

so enlightened
Counter-enlightened :^)
Enlightement was a mistake.

RumChicken
RumChicken

It was a necessary evil to weed out hydra of theism.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

during the Napoleonic wars, Maistre warns the tsar against liberating the serfs because it could result in a disgusting revolution that will destroy Russia
Alexander II abolishes serfdom and integrates all these ingrates into society
Lenin himself comes from a family of freed serfs
communist revolution ends up destroying Russia and killing millions just like Maistre predicted 100 years in advance
retards will still deny he was right

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

I'd tell you to go back to /pol/ if I didn't know any better. I've met actual Christian conservatives with that kind of thinking.

Still gonna post the image though.

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Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

It's bizzare how Russia used to be the evil commies threatening the free world, and now it's the exact opposite.

America is turning into a socialist/idpol shithole and Russia is the defender of the free world, revival of Christianity and conservatism.

Putin is the final boss and obstacle for the NWO agenda.

viagrandad
viagrandad

because they know first-hand what living under atheistic communism is like. the people that hate communism the most are those that lived through it.

the pendulum swings the other way just as hard, and that's why the russian federation today is more like 50's america with proper family values, morality and ethics

cum2soon
cum2soon

America is turning into a socialist/idpol shithole and Russia is the defender of the free world, revival of Christianity and conservatism.
Putin is the final boss and obstacle for the NWO agenda.
defender of the free world, revival of Christianity and conservatism
obstacle for the NWO agenda.

Imagine someone unironically believing this.

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TreeEater
TreeEater

If Alexander I freed serfs 50 years earlier, no Lenin would exist in the first place. If you are late with necessary reforms, you will get the revolution.

Emberfire
Emberfire

Imagine not having an argument.

Flameblow
Flameblow

t. freemason/illuminati/jesuit shill

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

If Lenin's grandfather stayed in his mir for his entire life and urban Jews got kicked out of Russia, there would be no revolution.

StonedTime
StonedTime

God bless the Russian/Syrian/Iranian alliance.

Last stand against the Zionist New World Order.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullshit#Bullshit_asymmetry_principle
t.edgy /pol/tard

whereismyname
whereismyname

wikipedia

Supergrass
Supergrass

if you're against socialist globalization you must be a poltard

The state of atheism/commies.

Spamalot
Spamalot

thanks for confirming you're a masonic shill

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

He's just a butthurt Amerimutt upset they are the bad guys now.

5mileys
5mileys

And?
I'm the furthest thing from a commie, although you're right that I'm secular.

idontknow
idontknow

You're defending Zionism so you're in favor of socialism/marxism.

likme
likme

I'm European you dumb fucks.

Is this the state of Veeky Forums these days? Here I thought I'd find a comfy thread about Russia, instead its infested with delusional twats and/or trolls.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

they are the bad guys now
now
Have they ever been the good guys? Genuinely curious.

Snarelure
Snarelure

Based masons are the benevolent and progressive force, the synonym of European civilization itself. I would be proud to be out as the mason and be in a company of people like Mozart and founding fathers.

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WebTool
WebTool

Only Lenin, the most genius mastermind of all history could lead the communist party to victory! XD

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RumChicken
RumChicken

The U.S. were the good guys after WW2, up until the USSR collapsed.

Once the Cold War was """"""""""over"""""""""" the U.S. has largely been a force of evil, bullying 3rd world countries, destabilizing regions and staging fake revolutions.

Russia recovered after the 90's mafia/oligarch economic crisis, and now Putin is a significant thorn in the Illuminati's side.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Masons literally worship Satan/Lucifer you dumb fuck

eGremlin
eGremlin

Guys, should we tell him?

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PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Nothing wrong about that. We all should pray for one sinner who needs salvation the most.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

1. Peter I
2.Catherine II
3.Ivan IV

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Putin has been handling the chess game in Syria really well.

America uses FSA/AQ as proxies
FSA gets destroyed by SAA/RuAF
America uses ISIS as proxies
ISIS gets destroyed by SAA/RuAF
America uses Kurds as proxies
Russia befriends Turkey, and lets them destroy the Kurds

The zionists are so angry at Putin, they're really ramping up the anti-Russian propaganda. They are itching to go to war.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Russia forming diplomatic ties with Turkey

that was really unexpected, a bold move because Erdogan wants to revive the Ottoman empire. he's a wild card

girlDog
girlDog

WW1
Spanish-American war
war of 1812
good guys
Yeah no.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

can you read?

he said after ww2

eGremlin
eGremlin

Boris Godunov
Alexis of Russia
Peter I
Alexander II

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

that was really unexpected, a bold move because Erdogan wants to revive the Ottoman empire. he's a wild card
That is most likely just the talk to get you the votes and is as likely to happen as Putin transforming Russia into a tzardom again. Stop watching so much propaganda television user.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Putin

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Putin is a significant thorn in the Illuminati's side
He is a minor nuisance. The distraction that is overhyped to the relevance because Americans are Pavlov trained to fear evil russia and European are too easily mesmerized by Ivan's shenanigans. Basically, red scare 2.0 (but modern Russia isn't as hardcore as Soviets in their prime).

Lunatick
Lunatick

Neither a monarch nor a particularly great ruler. He's okay but nowhere near the Peter I league.

Techpill
Techpill

That's because of Cultural Marxism/Frankfurt School.

Commies realized they couldn't force their way into the west, so they adopted subterfuge and the "boiling frog" approach instead. Decades of marxist indoctrination and slowly tearing apart the foundations of western civilization.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

muh conspiracy
Sorry, cuckboy, but the battle of ideas is free for all competetion where the strong mind wins. Turns out that Marxism is a smart idea, after all. Only losers (like flat earthers) come out with grand conspiration bullshit to defend their brainlet garbage being clearly outclassed in serious discourse.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

are there any cultural differencies between what used to be novogrod and muscovy? I don't mean just animosities between petersburg and moscow, I mean differencies comparable to those between russians and belarusians or germans and austrians

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Fuck off commucuck.

Booteefool
Booteefool

outing yourself as a commie

See, turns out I was right afterall.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Why are Boomerfags so fucking repulsive? The Soviet Union was always conservative. People didn't know what a faggot was while in the USA you had the sexual revolution. Soviet rule was hardly perfect, I don't deny there was a lot of oppression over in the Balts and Poland, but you really can't deny that the W*st was always more degenerate.

Soft_member
Soft_member

USSR was more conservative not thanks to communism but despite it.

happy_sad
happy_sad

There were laws literally criminalizing homosexuality, kek. The ones that opened up the regime during Lenin's time were an experiment, they went bad (obviously) so they rolled them back within 4 years. US and EU has been homofags for 20+, haven't seen any rollback.

iluvmen
iluvmen

24 years old
boomer

Pick one, retarded commie.

likme
likme

I'm East European too m8. Now we're capitalists but we still hate faggots, does that mean capitalism is inherently anti-faggot? Of course not.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

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Methshot
Methshot

Except its literally being pushed onto us by the West and through capitalism and consumerism. Sure we're resisting, and thanks to communism we resisted, but if it wasn't for the USSR we'd be multiculti shitholes like the West.

SniperGod
SniperGod

I think westerners are just faggots on a genetic level, nothing to do with political and economic systems. If they installed communism tomorrow it would probably be gay as fuck.

JunkTop
JunkTop

Imagine swallowing Kremlin propaganda this hard

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

I always wondered, how you people manage to lose against the non-existent school of Marxist thought, but with arguments like that, you had zero chance from the beginning.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Imagine swallowing U.S. propaganda this hard

whereismyname
whereismyname

Yeah actually I gotta agree on that. I mean just look at their socialists. They don't care about worker's rights and compromise on literally everything.

We would've been better off if the Eastern Bloc went down the path of reform ala China. Mafia shit would've been averted, to say the least.

Illusionz
Illusionz

Peter I

I will not talk of Russia but more of us the West if Russia China and Iran and more country like India make a bloc we are uttery fucked especially us Euro because after all the US still can be isolasionist

Supergrass
Supergrass

multiculti shitholes
about that...

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w8t4u
w8t4u

Here's the difference. Russians make it clear that it is a Russian country with Russian laws, and they have to be upheld. Meanwhile the UK introduces sharia-only zones.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Every fucking time

our muslims are better than your muslims

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

russia for uninhabited, kick the russian shits out

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

why Russia has muslims
Colonial conquest

why UK has muslims
Conquest by its own former colonies

cum2soon
cum2soon

our muslims are better than your muslims
Yes. You know that not all muslims are equal, right? This is like saying all Christians are equal and Americans aren't different from Liberians.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

I'd rather have Arabs than Chechens honestly

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

Russians make it clear that it is a Russian country with Russian laws
lol no. Chechens run Chechniya as they damn please as long as they stay part of Russia

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

bump

iluvmen
iluvmen

Russians make it clear that it is a Russian country with Russian laws
[laughs in kadyrov]

Flameblow
Flameblow

Imagine being this delusional

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

and urban Jews
You should really learn to read user. I know you commies are barely literate, but you could at least try.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Freemason
Commie
Globalist
Guess George Washington was hardcore globalist commie then

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

throws bomb in your path

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

the U.S. has largely been a force of evil, bullying 3rd world countries, destabilizing regions and staging fake revolutions.
Once the Cold War was """"""""""over""""""""""
you should read the history of the US more carefully

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

was Ivan Grozny a holy man?

Methshot
Methshot

dude lets reverse Russification policies and give all our ethnic minorities preferential treatment and give them political autonomy

was it autism? why did they think this would work?

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WebTool
WebTool

You are delusional friendo
It is a shithole that will collapse from inside due to rampant corruption, poverty and lies

StonedTime
StonedTime

Alexander Nevsky, glory to Rus!

Booteefool
Booteefool

Yeah, those 50-something that burned in the supermarket, were just victims of good ethics.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

This one monument about thousand years of Russian history is pretty cool.

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Spamalot
Spamalot

Spoiler, it's not soviet union who has whores and selling condoms and dildos as the "Freedom"

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happy_sad
happy_sad

It must've been planned. I'm fully in the camp that communism as a weapon to destroy Russia was the full and utter intent.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

24 years old

That makes it only worse.

takes2long
takes2long

Imagine actually typing that with a straight face.
Also, fuck your "free world", we should've nuked your degenerate cesspool when USSR was still operating.

askme
askme

Yeah but Germans have always been degenerate (at least in recorded history). I mean Berlin was ground zero for the homosexual rights movement

idontknow
idontknow

There's a much larger story to this but I don't want to get banned again, because apparently even though it's history they're still protected.

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

because apparently even though it's history they're still protected.

You mean Magnus Hirschfield?

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

This, and even now the ex-GDR parts of Germany regret the reunification.

Illusionz
Illusionz

implying creating the big blob empire then trying to make it all "Russian" wasn't the epitome of autism
implying they even had real autonomy in the first place

The real question is why where so many of these not made into full republics but kept as "autonomous" republics within Russia. Why did they push Russian and Cyrillic down everybody's throat if this supposedly was a multinational union of workers.

Yet it failed completely. The "Soviet Union" eventually adopted a form of Russian imperialism. Not to the full exigent, obviously, but just enough to appeal to the largest group of the country.

MPmaster
MPmaster

Why did they push Russian
Lingua Franca is necessary, Russian was the obvious choice given the circumstances
Cyrillic
Nothing wrong with that, some cultures literally had no writing systems, so linguists proposed Cyrillic for them to preserve their culture.

askme
askme

The "Soviet Union" eventually adopted a form of Russian imperialism
Imperialism, but not very Russian.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

that will collapse from inside due to rampant corruption, poverty and lies
any minute now

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

By all practical means, it is already collapsed, Russia is free for all libertarian utopia where the state exists in name only.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

teleports behind your streltsy
Heh, nothing personal, kid

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TreeEater
TreeEater

by what logic?

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

USA is the world's granary pretty much. Most of Russia is fucking permafrost.
Dude, Russia outperformed USA on grain market recently. They export gorillions of wheat.

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King_Martha
King_Martha

What happened to states? To fall on Russia level of export is just pathetic. You know that there is zero good agricultural soil in Russia, right?

farquit
farquit

Alexander II abolishes serfdom and integrates all these ingrates into society
Yeah by putting 49 year long credit on them to pay for their farms. What is it peasants you can not do anything because you pay enormous sums to aristocrats that do nothing? but you're free, lol. Just like french peasants in 18th century... Whoops, revolution.

askme
askme

As someone living in the russian bread basket, Kuban region, i am offended by this post.

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kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

You know that there is zero good agricultural soil in Russia
Wut

TreeEater
TreeEater

Lmao

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

The "Soviet Union" eventually adopted a form of Russian imperialism.
USSR collapses
all liberated shitholes got to medieval level of development because no russian tit to suck
Russia is flooded with people looking for work
Ukraine still believes Russia influences them too much, cut all ties
achievement unlocked ,economy becomes worst in former USSR, worse than meme Tajikistan.
Damn imperialists

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Just compare good land in The USA and good land in Russia. The difference is clear as day.

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Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

all liberated shitholes got to medieval level of development because no russian tit to suck
This is what vatniks actually believe.

farquit
farquit

That is very very different from saying "there is zero good agricultural soil in Russia".

askme
askme

Lingua Franca is necessary, Russian was the obvious choice given the circumstances
While that was obviously the pragmatic choice, in theory they could have adopted a more neutral language to be used as a lingua franca, Esperanto or even Latin. A completely new language for the new era, one that didn't belong to a particular ethnic group.

Bidwell
Bidwell

all liberated shitholes got to medieval level of development because no russian tit to suck

Take up your meds Vadim.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Russia is monocultural anyway. They just impose their rule through means other cultures understand. Something, something, cultural hegemony.

Methshot
Methshot

There is a saying in in Russia -
"Severity of Russian laws is compensated by them being non-obligatory"

BTW, if you don't like Sharia-only zones you really should visit Chechnya.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

Fun fact about Russian statistics -
Less than 30% of working Russians earn average Russian wage.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Someone should tell 'em that they are not so important as they were in the past

Spamalot
Spamalot

It has nothing to do with being a world power or not. Russia is basically a third world country these days.

It is only a world power because it has nukes and a somewhat large population and military. But economically Russia is poor, the GDP per capita is low and life expectancy is abysmal.

Being a world power has nothing to do with the life quality you provide to your citizens. For example, India is a world power and Switzerland is not.

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King_Martha
King_Martha

I can't fathom how stupid people who post this image must be

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

1.Peter the great
2.Alexander II (literally the best)
3.Catherine II(mainly for expansionism)
4.Michael I
5.Ivan IV the "terrible"

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Inmate
Inmate

It's true, all of it unironically.

Playboyize
Playboyize

Wasn't Alex II planning to implement a constitutional monarchy but was assassinated 2 days before he could do it?

StonedTime
StonedTime

He was about to liberalise the Russian politics and introduce Loris-Melikov constitutional reform, so most probably yes.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

1. Ivan III. Veliky
2. Pjotr I.
3. Ivan IV. Grozny
4. Catherine II.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

Ivan III the great wasn't technically ruler of all Russia.
He was great ruler of Muscovy which later united all of Russia.

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Nojokur
Nojokur

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Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

economically Russia is poor,
They can be compared to Italy and such. Life expectancy suffers because of alcoholism.

girlDog
girlDog

Fuck anarchists, they were fucking retarded (and couldn't even assassinate guy properly).

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Need_TLC
Need_TLC

They can be compared to Italy and such.
No, Italy has twice the GDP per capita of Russia

JunkTop
JunkTop

This tale describes the 943 Rus expedition through the Caspian sea, for decades they had been raiding coastal Caspian cities by that point, however, no expedition was as noteworthy as this one, as the Rus sailed upstream the wide Kura river and laid waste the region, raiding land and towns, remaining in the major city of Barda for for 7 months, launching assaults from fortresses they captured on the way, until they were forced to leave.

(the bolded text is just my writing to split the text in order to avoid a large text block)

The following is an extract from "The Eclipse of the Abbasid Caliphate" by the 9th/10th century Persian chronicler Ibn Miskawayh

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Account of the exploits of the Rus and their issue

They are a mighty nation with vast frames and great courage.

They know not defeat, nor does any of them turn his back till he slay or be slain, it is the practice of the individual among them to carry his armor, while suspended upon his person an artisan outfit, axe, saw, hammer and the like.
He fights with spear and shield; he wears a sword and has hung upon him a lance and an instrument resembling a poniard.

They fight on foot, especially these invaders.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

The Rus invade the Sallarids

When they reached the Kur they were met by Marzuban's officer who served as governor of Bardha'ah at the head of three hundred Dailemites and about the same number of Su'luks and Kurds.
He also summoned the whole people of the place to arms and was joined by some 5000 volunteers anxcious to fight these invaders.

They were however under a delusion, for not knowing the might of the Rus, whom they expected to behave like Greeks or Armenians.
When they met them in battle not more than an hour elapsed before the Rus made a fierce slaughter which routed the army of Bardha'ah; the volunteers and the rest of the troops turned their backs with the exception of the Dailemites, who stood their ground and were killed to a man, except such of them as were mounted.
The Rus then pursued the fugitives to the town, whence everyone, soldier or civilian, who had a mount to carry him, fled, leaving the town to be entered and siezed by the Rus.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

Rus capture of the capital of Arran, Barda, and face off incoming Muslim armies along with the hostile local populace

I was informed by Abu'l Abbas Ibn Nudar and a number of careful enquirers how the Rus when they hurried into the town made a proclamation to the citizens;

There is no dispute between us on the matter of religion; we only desire the sovereignty; it is our duty to treat you well and yours to be loyal to us.

The armies however came against them from all sides, only to be routed again by the Rus, who made sorties.
When the Moslems charged the Rus, the people of Bardha'ah cried out Allah Akbar, and flung stones at the Rus.
The latter had charge the people of Bardha'ah to restrain themselves, and not interfere between them and the Sultan; but thought this advice was accepted by the respectable classes, the common people and the rabble would not restrain themselves, but gave vent to their feelings by attacking the Rus when the followers of the Sultan charged them.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

Failed evacuation of civilians and subsequent sack of the city

After some time they issued a proclamation that none of the inhabitants were to remain in the city after three days from the day of the proclamation.
All who had mounts to carry them, their women and their children left the place.
These however, were the small minority; when the fourth day came, the majority were still there, so the Rus put them to the sword, slaughtering countless numbers.
After the massacre they bound over 10 000 men and lads with their women, their wives and their daughters; they proceeded to place the women and children in a fortress within the city called locally Shahristan, where they had taken up their quarters, lodged their troops and entrenched themselves.
They then gathered the men into the Public Mosque, set guards at the doors and bade the men ransom themselves.
Thus the Rus possessed themselves a vast amount of property. They retained for themselves the women and boys, on whom they gratified their lust, and whom they enslaved

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

News of Rus atrocities spread, Muslims gather a massive army for campaign against them, but they fail

When the terrible nature of the calamity was realized, and the Moslems in the different countries heard about it, they called for a general expedition.
Marzuban b. Mohammed mustered the troops and called for a general enlistment.
Volunteers joined him from all directions.

He marched at the head of 30 000 men, but in spite of the numbers that he had gathered, he was unable to make head against the Rus, or to produce any effect upon them.

Morning and evening he used to attack them, and regularly retired defeated.

The war continued to be waged in this style for many days, and the moslems were always vanquished.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

Epidemic of dysentery spreads among the Rus because of excessive consumption of local fruits

It so happened that when the Rus had got into Bardha'ah, they indulged excessively in the fruit of which there are numerous sorts there. This produced an epidemic among them, as theirs is an exceedingly cold country, where no fruit tree grows, and the little fruit which they have is imported from distant regions.
When their numbers begand thereby to be reduced, Marzuban, seeking for a stratagem, bethought him of laying an ambush for them at night.

Marzuban attempts to conquer the Rus again

He therefore arranged with his army that they should make a hurried attack; when the Rus charged, he with his followers should let themselves be routed, thereby encouraging them to hope they would be able to annihilate the Moslem army; when the Rus got beyond the place where the ambush lay, Marzuban with his followers should return to the charge and shout to the ambush a cry on which they had agreed; when the Rus hadthus got between the two forces, the Moslem would have them in their power.
The morning after this scheme had been arranged, Marzuban with his followers advanced, and the Rus came out to meet them.
Their commander was mounted on an ass, and his followers came out and ranged themselves in order of battle.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Feint retreat does not go as planned, Rus retreat to city with casualties

The usual procedure occurred.

Marzuban with the Moslems took to flight and were pursued by the Rus till they had got beyond the place of the ambush. Only the Moslems continued to flee.
Marzuband afterwards narrated how, when he saw his followers act thus, and his earnest entreaties to them to renew the fight were unavailing, owning to the terror of the Rus which had seized their hearts, he recognized that if this went on, the Rus on their return would not fail to notice the ambush, which would in consequence be destroyed.
So he said, I turned round myself with my personal attendants, my brother, my staff and my retainers, having made up my mind to die a martyrs death.

Thereupon most of the Dailemites were shamed into doing the like; we charged, cried out to the ambush, which issued forth behind the Rus, fought them in brave style and killed 700 of them, including their commander.
The remainer made their way into the fortress and the town, where they had established their quarters and whither they had moved a quantity of food and stores, and where they housed their captives and their treasures.

...
(Marzupan continues his protracted campaign, but is then attacked by another Muslim ruler, the Hamdanid amir of Mosul, Nasir al-Daula, who launches a campaign of conquest, likely an act of opportunism because of the Rus invasion, which forces Marzupan to react and move westwards and successfully fend off the invasion)

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

The Rus grow weary and leave the land with their plunder

The followers of Marzuban continued to attack and besiege the Rus till the latter grew weary.
The epidemic became severe in addition.
When one of them died they buried with him his weapons, clothes and equipment, also his wife or some other of the womenfolk, and his slave, if he happened to be attached to it; this being their practice.
After their power had come to an end, the Moslems disturbed their graves and brought out a number of their swords, which are in great demand to this day for their sharpness and excellence.
When their numbers were reduced, they left by night the fortresses in which they had established their quarters, carrying on their backs all they could of their trasure, gems and fine raiment, and burning the rest.

They dragged with all women, boys and girls as they wanted, and made for the Kur, where the ships in which they had issued from their home were in readiness with their crews, and 300 Rus whom they had been supporting with portions of their booty.
They embarked and departed, and God saved the Moslems from them.

Lunatick
Lunatick

On the prowess of the Rus warriors

From persons who witnessed these Rus, I heard stories of wonder of their prowess and contempt of the Muslim forces gathereed against them. Thus there was a story current in the region which I heard from many persons, how five Rus were assembled in a garden in Bardha'ah, one of them beardless lad of fair appearence, the son of one of their chieftains, with some captive women.
When the Moslems learned of their presence, they surrounded the garden and a large number of Dailemite and others came together to fight these five Rus.

They tried hard to get a single prisoner out of the number but it was not possible, for none of them would capitulate, and they could not be killed before they had slain many times their number of the Moslems.
The beardless lad was the last survivor. When he percieved that he was going to be captured, he mounted a tree that was near him, and kept slashing away his vital parts with his sword till he fell dead.

THE END blyat

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

What does it feel like to live in the Circassian homeland, bearing the weight of the hundreds of thousands the Russians genocided 150 years ago?

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Bidwell
Bidwell

Circassians had no problems to genocide the Armenians in Anatolia anyway.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

killing your enemies is bad
Whoah, watch out there Leaf, day of the rake soon.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

All-Rus and Russophiles were a fucking mistake

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

No

askme
askme

Just like the Cherkassy in Bulgaria

RumChicken
RumChicken

No they can’t. They have a similar GDP and Russia has more than double the population of Italy.

Playboyize
Playboyize

Russification after Peter the Great pretty much stamped out all real distinctions within the Russian core and even a good chunk of the periphery.

Methshot
Methshot

Would you say the same about Hitler and his views on Slavs?

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