An ancient idol of Lord Vishnu has been found in Russia recently. During an excavation in an ancient village near Olga river, they found the idol.
It raised some questions about the origin of ancient Russia. They found this idol in a village called Staraya-Maina in the Ulyanovsk region. This idol dates back to the 7th and 10th centuries. The Vishnu idol is depicted with a hammer in one hand and the other decorated seventh arm on the right side holds a reticulated sickle.
Russian archaeologist Dr Alexander Kozhevin said, “We may consider it incredible, but we have ground to assert that the Middle Volga region was the original land of Ancient Rus. This is a hypothesis, but a hypothesis requires thorough research.”
They found a few coins and weapons in that village already. They are going to arrange an international conference later this year to study the origin and history of this ancient village. This will certainly change the history of Ancient Russia.
– Viswanath Venkat Dasari
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