It was a small group of northmen warriors(Ruosi), who shipped on Slavic lands in the early Middle Ages. Do you remember what happend between Spaniard conquerers and Maya civilisation? Really, contemporary Russian people have a few drops of a Ruosi blood in their veins, mostly they are Slavic. I do not know why, but some “Russians” relishes this few drops of Ruosi blood very much. Actually, Ruosi were more passionate and exuberant than common Vikings. Russians feels themselves as kings. Kings without wealth and manners, simply poor kings, but with a great believe in their righteousness.