They are more vigirous and cunning, but they don’t stem from original Rus state. Their political origin from Moscow principality which was ruled by Tatar-Mongol Horde for around 300 years. Their princes had to travel to Sarai – Hordes capital – to get a permission to rule.

All they have with Rus is religion and similar language. The political state of Moscovy was not even remotely similar to that of Rus .