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Vishnu Idol Excavated from an Old Russian Town

The ancient Vishnu Idol was excavated from Staraya Maina in the Volga region of Russia. The idol dates back to VII-X century AD and the region was populated even before 4th century AD.
Staraya Maina was ancient town on the banks of Samara, a tributary of Volga. Numerous coins, weapons and other artifacts have been recovered from this region.

Today, Staraya Maina has a population of more 8,000 but archaeologists believe that the town had a huge population during ancient times.

Mosnews writes
“We may consider it incredible, but we have ground to assert that Middle-Volga region was the original land of Ancient Rus. This is a hypothesis, but a hypothesis, which requires thorough research,” Reader of Ulyanovsk State University’s archaeology department Dr Alexander Kozhevin told state-run television Vesti.
More research will throw light on the spread of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism).