Author`s name Ольга Савка

Russia celebrates 625th anniversary of The Battle of Kulikovo

The victory in the battle gave rise to the new era in the history of Ancient Russia

Russia celebrates the 625th anniversary of The Battle of Kulikovo today, on September 21. Festive celebrations were presumably organized in the Tula region of Russia, where the battle took place. The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Alexy II, participated in the celebration of the important historical anniversary.

The Battle of Kulikovo took place on September 8 (September 21 on the new calendar) in 1380. Russian armies under the command of Grand Duke of Vladimir, Dmitry Donskoy, battled with the troops of the Tatar khan Mamai, a strong military leader of the Golden Horde on the Kulikovo Field. The battle resulted in a Russian victory for the first time since the start of the Tatar and Mongol invasion in the middle of the 13th century. Sergy Radonezhsky, one of the most honorable saints in Ancient Russia, blessed the combined Russian armies before the battle.

The victory in The Battle of Kulikovo is considered to be the beginning of Russia's liberation from the Tatar yoke, which was finally completed a hundred years later. Some historians, however, believe that the battle was a fight within the scope of a civil war. They affirm that there were both Russian and Tatar warriors in the two armies. In addition, some Tatar public figures protest against the celebration of the Kulikovo Battle anniversary. They believe that those who try to stir up international strife and hostility in Russia use the historical date in their selfish needs. The majority of Russians believe, however, that such a point of view is absolutely groundless.

Comments
China wants Moscow to confront pressure from Washington together
It is about time Russia should exit Western project
Turkey invades Syria to Moscow's and Washington's silent consent
U.S. Humiliates South Korea, Threatens North Korea
Sanctioned and isolated, Russians take palm of global leadership away from Americans
Sanctioned and isolated, Russians take palm of global leadership away from Americans
Sanctioned and isolated, Russians take palm of global leadership away from Americans
Russia eyes opportunity to restore all Soviet bases that had to be abandoned after 1991
Russia eyes opportunity to restore all Soviet bases that had to be abandoned after 1991
U.S. Humiliates South Korea, Threatens North Korea
Russia eyes opportunity to restore all Soviet bases that had to be abandoned after 1991
Russia eyes opportunity to restore all Soviet bases that had to be abandoned after 1991
U.S. Humiliates South Korea, Threatens North Korea
It is about time Russia should exit Western project
Russia eyes opportunity to restore all Soviet bases that had to be abandoned after 1991
It is about time Russia should exit Western project
It is about time Russia should exit Western project
It is about time Russia should exit Western project
U.S. Humiliates South Korea, Threatens North Korea
It is about time Russia should exit Western project
Ukraine's Western allies point their guns at President Poroshenko