Russka: The Novel of Russia - Chapters 3-5, pgs. 195 - 258 Summary & Analysis

Edward Rutherfurd
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Chapters 3-5, pgs. 195 - 258 Summary

Yanka discovers that she is pregnant. Yanka decides to abort her pregnancy and finds a woman in the marketplace for this purpose. She now wonders about her future until she meets a Mordvinian slave named Purgas. Milei arranges the marriage and they leave with him for the Black Lands where they will live.

In 1262, the Tatars are in the Northeast part of Rus, even though the princes are allowed to continue their rule. Price Alexander has befriended the Tatars, and on this day Milei is awaiting the arrival of the Tatar, Peter. Peter is a Christian and allows his daughter to marry Milei's youngest son, David. Peter builds a monastery north of Dirty Place.

Purgas is elected elder of Dirty Place. One day when Yanka is out for a walk, she sees Peter, who is Mengu, the...

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