Sofya la Rus
13th-14th Century Medieval Russian Life

Updated 25 February 2012

As you can see below, I've been slightly obsessed with the Russian Middle Ages since I started in the SCA in A.S. XXXII (1997), in the Shire of Shadowdale in the great Kingdom of Calontir. I hope you find the information here helpful.

Unless otherwise noted, the articles and illustrations are my own creation, so please give credit where credit is due. All of them are also "works in progress" (although some haven't been worked on in a while). Please feel free to enlighten me.

Sofya at a demo. General Persona and Culture Notes:


Names and Language

Sofya at Lilies. Garb

Sofya in armor. Weapons and Armor


The Virgin Orans The Russian Orthodox Church

Calligraphy, Illumination, & Scrolls

Russian Music and Dance - not necessarily "period"

Miscellaneous Articles about Material Culture


Other sites with accumulations of useful info

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