On 30 Jun 2005, Jim Howe wrote:
I didn't know Russian was a Nordic language......
On the one hand, there are people that claim that the original "Rus"
(founders of the Russian principalities, ca 10th century) were
Scandinavians (ie Vikings from Sweden) :-)
On the other hand, "Norden" now has an official geo-political
definition, as defined by the Nordic Council of Ministers:
Russia is not on the list. :-)
David Dermott , Wolfville Ridge, Nova Scotia, Canada
WWW pages: http://www.dermott.ca/