Russian Persona


Modar Neznanich is my primary persona.

He is the son of a Muscovite spice merchant.
He plans to eventually take over the family business,
and has his eye on the butcher's daughter who
lives down the street.

If you have an interest in developing a Russian name
and/or persona, check out the links listed below:


A Dictionary of Period Russian Names
by Paul Wickenden of Thanet
Locative Bynames in Medieval Russia
by Paul Wickenden of Thanet
Russian Personal Names: Name Frequency in the Novgorod Birch-Bark Letters
by Predslava Vydrina
Medieval Russian Life
by Sofya la Rus
Russian History
A wonderful site by Bucknell University's Russian Studies Department
The Face of Russia
A timeline website by PBS
Patterns and Instructions for Medieval Russian Costumes
by Predslava Vydrina
Russian Female Garb
Russian Sarafan
by Nastasiia Ivanova Medvedeva
Medieval Russian Jewelry
by Predslava Vydrina
Rus Male Costume
by Peter Beatson
Russian Male Garb
Research Questions for Developing a Persona
Russian Knowledge Page
by the Slavic Interest Group
Predslava's Russian History Trivia Page
by Predslava Vydrina
Russian Folk Tales and Folk Belief
by Predslava Vydrina
Russian Medieval Arms and Armor
The Vikings in Russia
by Steven Lowe
Slavic Interest Group
Founded by SCA members, it is an information exchange for the study of Medieval history
and culture in the Slavic world. (This includes, but is not limited to, the cultures of
Rus/Russian, Polish, Transylvanian, Hungarian, Rumanian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Serbian,
Croatian, Balkan, Czech as well as Slavic.)
My webpage of spice info and links

Suggested Readings

Medieval Russia, 850 -1700: a sourcebook   -   Basil Dmytryshyn (ed.)
Kievan Russia 850-1240   -   Dimitri Obolensky
The Crisis of Medieval Russia 1200-1304   -   John Fennell
The Formation of Muscovy 1304-1613   -   Robert O. Crummey
Medieval Russia's Epics, Chronicles and Tales   -   S.A. Zenkovsky



1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Ron "Modar" Knight
Baron Modar Neznanich, OPel

Russian bird graphics at top of page are used via permission granted by Maria Gedilaghine Holl, on her
webpage at: Maria Gedilaghine Holl, 1998.

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