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  • The fierce pagan Narentines of Pagania

    They were know for their highly zealotous Slavic paganism, and they rejected Christianity fiercly. They usually raided Christian ships from present-day Italy, as they were Slavic pirates, warriors and raiders. Today their culture is assimilated into Croatian culture after their […] More

  • Ushkuyniks – pirates from Novgorod

    The ushkuiniks (Russian: ушкуйники) (from old-Rus. Ushkuy – marine or river sailing-rowing vessel) or povolniks (Russian: повольники) were members of the armed squads in Novgorod and Vyatka Lands XIV-XV centuries. According to common opinion the formation of ushkuyniki brigades was […] More