As the Glacial Maximum melted around 10 000 BC, the water runoff formed the Baltic Ice lake. The early pioneers ventured north along the waterways and its shore lines. The Baltic Finns and other people came from the west, south and east. Several Millenniums went by, and a few more, then came the Vikings from the west, and other people from the south. The Vikings opened up the River highway to the far Middle East. People had settled and started to claim their ownership of land, there was Europe, Swedes, Finns, the Novgorod, Moscow, and the Mongols. Far and wide they went out to conquer the land of Siberia, East and West, Fenno-Scandia, and Lapland. And finally in the 1900 the iron fist slammed down on a small piece of land called Inkeri, and went about eradicating and smashing the ancient old people of Inkeri to oblivion.