Sineus

Sineus

 

according to legends in the Russian chronicles, one of three brothers who were konungrs and leaders of Varangian druzhiny (military retinues). The three supposedly were invited “from beyond the sea” by the Slavs of Novgorod for the purpose of ending internecine strife in Novgorod. The brothers allegedly founded the state of ancient Rus’. (SeeRIURIK, SINEUS, AND TRUVOR.) [23–1243–]

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In the first chapter, Luzhin senior fears to tell his son that he is to be sent to school: "He was afraid, Luzhin senior, that when his son learned why the founders of Russia, the completely featureless Sineus and Truvor, were necessary, as well as the table of Russian words taking the letter 'yat' and the principal rivers of Russia, the child would go into the same tantrum as had happened two years before, when slowly and heavily, to the sound of creaking stairs, crackling floorboards and shifting trunks, filling the whole house with her presence, the French governess had first appeared" (17).
Thus Riurik, Sineus, Truvor, Askold, Dir, Oleg, Igor, etc.