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Russenorsk was a pidgin language combining elements of Russian and Norwegian. The presence of seamen, fishermen, and traders in close proximity with no common language necessitated the creation of some minimal form of communication. Understandably, Russenorsk was not an incredibly complex language. It dealt mostly with the essentials of Arctic business transactions (fish, weather, etc.) and did not particularly deal with "minutiae" (existentialism, music, etc.) that were not relevant to the situation. It was in use until 1917.

Russian civilization, it is believed, developed largely due to the development of Norsemen (Vikings) river traderoutes toward Baghdad, and later, Istanbul.



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