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    • By The Hammer of Thor: Vikings Descend on Russia's Kaliningrad Region
    • By The Hammer of Thor: Vikings Descend on Russia's Kaliningrad Region
    • By The Hammer of Thor: Vikings Descend on Russia's Kaliningrad Region
    • By The Hammer of Thor: Vikings Descend on Russia's Kaliningrad Region
    • By The Hammer of Thor: Vikings Descend on Russia's Kaliningrad Region
    • By The Hammer of Thor: Vikings Descend on Russia's Kaliningrad Region
    • By The Hammer of Thor: Vikings Descend on Russia's Kaliningrad Region
    • By The Hammer of Thor: Vikings Descend on Russia's Kaliningrad Region
    • By The Hammer of Thor: Vikings Descend on Russia's Kaliningrad Region
    • By The Hammer of Thor: Vikings Descend on Russia's Kaliningrad Region
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    The trade and craft town of Kaup (English "fair", "market") was the key point of a trade route connecting the south-east of Sweden to the Ancient Rus region in the early medieval ages.

    Above: Participants of the traditional Viking festival Kaup in the Kaliningrad Region.

    The Kaup 2015 historic festival was held on July 24-26 in Russia’s Kaliningrad region. Established back in 2006, the Kaup festival is a grandiose annual event reviving the glorious epoch of the Vikings.

     

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