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The Vikings, also known as the Rus, travelled east into what is now Russia on their way to Baghdad. This video describes the evidence we have for them in this region. You may also wish to listen to The Volga Vikings, part of BBC Radio 4’s series ‘In Our Time’ presented by Melvyn Bragg. The episode features James Montgomery (Professor of Classical Arabic at the University of Cambridge), Neil Price (Professor of Archaeology at the University of Aberdeen) and Elizabeth Rowe (Lecturer in Scandinavian History of the Viking Age at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge).