The Kingdom of Opona is a mythical kingdom in Russian folklore, envisioned by Russian peasants as lying at the edge of the flat earth. Here, it was believed, the peasants lived happy lives undisturbed by the state or the gentry,[1] under a ‘White Tsar’ who ruled ‘truly and justly’.[2] It was also known under the names of the Golden Land, Land of Chud, and Belovodye.[2] […]

Groups of peasants were even known to have gone on expeditions in the far north of Russia to find the mythical utopia.[1] Dubbed ‘Wanderers’, they spent their lives trying to discover the hidden paradise, which it was said could be reached by those who searched ‘diligently enough’.[2]

Source: Kingdom of Opona – Wikipedia