This page is for the Russian Dragons. Russias folklore talks of maiden eating dragons and Knights who have to rescue them. Russia has a variety of dragons, from water dragons to fire-breathing dragons. Untill the time that Russia was christianized very few dragons were evil. After the lord Jesus came to the Russians dragons became cruel, feirce, and evil. From now on some religious icons show saints slaying dragons and this is where the tales of knights slaying dragons come into view.
Lightning was belived to be the arrows of the Russian thunder god Perun. Also, the lightning dragon was associated with Perun. These dragons are shown with pointed tail's and forked tounges. The people belived that the dragons controled the rain so they could send floods or they could make a drought, depending on what they want to do.