Chernihiv and the Battle of Kalka (1215-1223)
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Events of 1215 – 1220
Polovtsians complain about Tatars
Russian princes were afraid of the Polovtsy
Approximate chronology of events
What did the Tatars do?
Campaign of Russian princes
The reasons for the defeat
The consequence of the great defeat of the Rus’ forces in Kalka was the addition of the Tatar intelligence report: the western steppe is cut by several large rivers flowing from the north, from the land of the Rus’. The Rus’ have statehood, princes and fortified cities, but the people are weak, it is easy to beat them.
And this information had a certain significance for further events…