Our land is vast and fertile, but it lacks order.
This sentence comes from the chronicle of previous years, a general chronicle of the 12th century. According to this chronicle, many tribes lived on the land at that time, and they paid tribute to the Varyag ( Scandinavians ). Later they drove out the Varyags and tried to manage themselves, but they always quarreled. In order to stop the fighting, they decided to find a maharaja from the outside, so they sent messengers to the Varyag and brought the following words: ” Our land is vast and fertile, but it lacks order. Please be a maharaja and rule over us.
Ryurik responded to the proposal and became the founder of Russia’s first dynasty, the Leric Dynasty. By the second half of the 19th century, this phrase began to be used as a satire, meaning that despite Russia’s vast territory and rich natural resources, no one has ever been able to establish a normal order of life here.