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The destruction of the Chernihiv principality
by the Tatars

Nicholas Zharkikh

Shortened text of the section. Full text in ukrainian version.

General outline of the Tatar campaign of 1237-1238

The Tatar campaign of 1239 in southern Rus’

Winter Tatar campaign of 1240 / 41 years

Results of the Tatar campaign

In Rus’, the Tatars perfectly understood the meaning of "Rus’ land" in the narrow sense of the term for the entire country and took care to destroy all three principalities of "Rus’ land" – Kyiv, Chernihiv and Pereyaslav. They did not allow the revival of political life in these lands, rightly considering such revival as a threat to their power.