habanero ta uiskoiniekat


ta törmäsin tämmöziin kui uiskoniekkoih mi liittyy etäisesti Nougoran kautti Karjalah

The Ushkuiniks (Russian: ушкуйники) were medieval Novgorodian pirates who led the Viking-like life of fighting, killing, and robbery. Their name derives from “ushkui”, a type of flat-bottom medieval Finnic ship uisk (literally a ‘snake’), which could be easily transported over portages between watersheds.

By 1391 the Ushkuiniks had recovered from this reverse and felt strong enough to resume their activities. At that period their patrons included Narimantas and Patrikas, the overlords of the Korela (Karelia) district that later became known as Ingria. In 1391 the pirates sacked both Zhukotin and Kazan. With Muscovy’s power on the ascendant, however, Novgorod Republic was pressed into putting down their filibustering activities in the first decades of the 15th century.


Europaeus (1859) reports that the commoners folks of Karelia still remembered their former Lithuanian rulers (Narimantas and Patrikas): “These Lithuanians held long ago the land of Karelia under their dominion, and it is still remembered by the local folks. It is said they had a treasury barn in Ilomantsi, a building with iron doors, where they stored their tax revenues. And there is a tale that during a retreat from a robbing expedition to the borders by these Lithuanians, their one boat, full of silver, wrecked and drowned in Suojärvi.”