Grand Duchy of Moscow
The Grand Duchy of Moscow (Russian: Великое Княжество Московское, Velikoye Knyazhestvo Moskovskoye), or Grand Principality of Moscow (also known in English simply as Muscovy), was a late medieval ...
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Livonian War
The Livonian War (1558–1583) was fought for control of Old Livonia in the territory of present-day Estonia and Latvia when the Tsardom of Russia faced a varying coalition of Denmark–Norway, the Kingdo...
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Tsardom of Russia
The Tsardom of Russia (Русское царство or, in Hellenized form, Российское царство), also known as the Tsardom of Muscovy, was the name of the centralized Russian state from Ivan IV's assum...
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Xälil of Kazan
Xalil (also Khalil, Halil, Chelealeck; Tatar: Xälil, pronounced [xæˈlil]) (?-1467) was the khan of Kazan Khanate in 1463-1467 (by other accounts for a single year in 1467). He was the eldest son o...
Stoglavy Synod
The Stoglavy Sobor (Russian: Стоглавый Собор; translated variously as Hundred Chapter Synod, Council of a Hundred Chapters, etc.) was a church council (sobor) held in Moscow in 1551, with the part...
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Gosudarev Rodoslovets
Gosudarev Rodoslovets (Государев родословец; "The Sovereign's Pedigree Book") was the first official genealogical register ever compiled in Russia. It was compiled about 1555 under the rule of Ivan IV...
Pevchy dyak
Pevchy dyak (Russian: певчий дьяк) is a historical name of singer's occupation in Russia. They were singers at tsar's court and in church choirs of higher church hierarchs: patriarch, metropolitan...
Union of Grodno (1566)
The Union of Grodno established a real union between the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Duchy of Livonia on 25 December 1566, during the Livonian War. Livonia had submitted itself to Sigismund II Au...
Truce of Yam-Zapolsky
The Truce or Treaty of Yam-Zapolsky (Ям-Запольский) or Jam Zapolski, signed on 15 January 1582 between the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Tsardom of Russia, was one of the treaties that ended ...
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Muravsky Trail
Muravsky Trail or Murava Route (Russian: Муравский шлях, Ukrainian: Муравський шлях) was an important trade route and according to the Russian historiography a favourite invasion route of the ...
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Azov campaigns (1695–96)
Azov campaigns of 1695–96 (Russian: Азо́вские похо́ды), two Russian military campaigns during the Russo-Turkish War of 1686–1700, led by Peter the Great and aimed at capturing the Turkish fortress...
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Mahmud bin Küchük
Mahmud Astrakhani (Urdu;Persian;Arabic: محمود بن کوچک) was one of Küchük Muhammad's sons and a Khan who founded the Khanate of Astrakhan in the 1460s. After years of struggle for the throne of the Gre...
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Massacre of Novgorod
The Massacre of Novgorod was an attack launched by Tsar Ivan IV’s oprichniki on the city of Novgorod, Russia in 1570. The sheer number of casualties combined with the extreme level of violent cruelty ...
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Prikaz
Prikaz (Russian: прика́з, prikaz; [prʲɪˈkas]) was an administrative (palace, civil, military, or church), judicial, territorial, and executive offices earlier in Muscovy and Russia of 15th-18th ce...
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Kuzma Minin
Kuzma (Kozma) Minin (Russian: Кузьма́ (Козьма́) Ми́нин; full name Kuzma Minich Zakhariev-Sukhoruky, Russian: Кузьма́ Ми́нич Заха́рьев Сухору́кий; died 1616) was a Russian merchant from Nizhny ...
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Grigory Valuyev
Grigory Leontyevich Valuyev, also spelt as Voluyev (Russian: Григорий Леонтьевич Валуев) (? – after 1623), was a Russian voyevoda, the oldest of the two sons of Leontiy Valuyev.
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Time of Troubles
The Time of Troubles (Russian: Смутное время) was a period of Russian history comprising the years of interregnum between the death of the last Russian Tsar of the Rurik Dynasty, Feodor Ivanovich,...
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Sary-Aka's embassy
Sary-Aka's embassy (Russian: Посольство Сарайки) was a mission from the commander of the Blue Horde Mamai sent to Russian Eastern border province of Nizhny Novgorod in 1374 to undermine the influe...
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Anastasia Romanovna
Anastasia Romanovna Zakharyina-Yurieva (1530 – 7 August 1560) was the first wife of the Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible and the first Russian tsaritsa. She was the daughter of Boyar Roman Yurievich Zak...
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Solomonia Saburova
Saint Solomonia Yuryevna Saburova (Russian: Соломония Юрьевна Сабурова) (c. 1490 – 18 December 1542) was the first wife of Grand Prince Vasili III of Muscovy. She was canonized by the Russian Orth...
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Blessed Be the Host of the King of Heaven
Blessed Be the Host of the Heavenly Tsar (Благословенно воинство Небесного Царя), also known as the Ecclesia militans ("The Church Militant"), is a grand Russian Orthodox icon commemorating the conque...
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Polish–Lithuanian–Muscovite Commonwealth
The Polish–Lithuanian–Muscovite Commonwealth was a proposed state that would have been based on a personal union between the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Tsardom of Russia. A number of serio...
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Book of Royal Degrees
The Book of Degrees of the Royal Genealogy (Степенная книга) was the first official work of historiography produced in the nascent Tsardom of Russia. It was commissioned by Macarius, Metropolitan of M...
Muscovy Company
The Muscovy Company (also called the Russian Company or the Muscovy Trading Company, Russian: Московская компания, Moskovskaya kompaniya), was an English trading company chartered in 1555. It was ...
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