From the introduction:
The land of Rus is vast and diverse as are the people and their customs. This is my attempt to chart the lands tell the story of the people. Let the Lord be witness to the truthfulness of this statement and let Him guide my hand on the maps of these previously uncharted territories.
From ancient days the Samoged have lived in the northern forests. With their songs they enchanted the woods to be rich of game and booty.
Side by side the Samoged lived with the Slavs whose villages spread to the shores of numerous rivers of the realm. The old gods were trusted: the chants of shamans cured the sick and brought the blessings of the gods.
Then came the new faith with the preachers from the south. Many of the Slavs forsake the old ways of Bog and started to worship the Son. But the Samoged did not turn.