Good film IIRC.
Seri Plokhy's book 'The Gates of Europe' gives a very good account of the Vikings using Ukraine as a transit route to the med, and one Viking King was even killed there when they had to get out the boat to carry it up a waterfall. They played a key role in the establishment of Rus. Ukraine can into Baltic?
I think we have this in a thread long ago but Rus comes from the name given the Vikings to row. Or people who row.