7th Century Goddess Kali Idol found in Staraya Maina Village, Russia
Prior to unearthing of the Kaali idol, Dr Alexander Kozhevin, Reader of Ulyanovsk State University’s archaeology department, has already found ancient coins, pendants, rings and fragments of weapons. He believes that today’s Staraya Maina, a town of eight thousand, was ten times more populated in the ancient times. It is from here that people started moving to the Don and Dneiper rivers around the time ancient Russy built the city of Kiev, now the capital of Ukraine.
The discovery of the idol confirms the location in Russia, identified in the Rig Veda as rus soviath sapthamahanagaratham (ancient and holy land of the 722 flying vehicles). In Rig Veda, there is a passage : Itham ascati pasyat syantham, ekam starayath mainaa-kaalam. This translates to : Staraya Maina is the name of the land of the 45 rivers (on whose banks the ancient noble Rishis (seers) conducted the famous Horse Sacrifices), where the sun god descends into one fifty two forty seven.