Why is it said that the Slavs played an important role in the history of Russia?

The Slavs are one of Europe’s largest ethnic groups, though there is not much information about their origins.

Now most scholars believe that they came from somewhere in western Central Asia, near the shores of the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea. The largest of these groups are the Eastern Slavs, who are the ancestors of today’s Russians, Belarusians, and Ukrainians. They arrived in modern-day Ukraine, Belarus, and western Russia sometime during the middle of the first millennium AD.

This was around the same period during which many other previously Central Asian groups were moving to the west as a result of the Great Migration, which made many nomadic groups move from Central Asia into Europe and the Middle East from 400 to 600 AD.

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