Nobles who advised the prince in each Kievan City.
Title taken by Ivan the Terrible. Russian for "caesar".
Fiercest Mongol leader who lived from 1162-1227.
Ivan III (the Great)
Great Prince of Moscow who separated Russia from the Mongols and began absolute monarchy.
Ivan the Terrible
Ruler who laid the foundation for the new Russia known for cruelty.
Mongol leader who conquered China.
Ivan the Terrible's civil servants who arrested the boyars.
Peter the Great
Czar in 1600's who tried to make Russia more western.
Turkish people who controlled the area south of Kiev in Russia.
Russia's first law code
Ruler of the Rus who conquered the Slavic Tribes in the 9th century.
Name for people of Eastern Europe who conquered the Slavs.
Group in eastern Europe whose name gave us the word for slave.
Grassy plain that stretches across eastern Europe and central Asia.
Russian region north of the steppe with forests, rainfall and cold winters.
Nickname for Moscow indicating its importance in the world.
Town meeting where important matters were discussed.
Russian ruler who introduced Orthodox Christianity in the 900's.
Yaroslav the Wise
Ruled Kievan Rus from 1019-1054, creating Russia's first law code.
Name given by the Europeans to the Mongol invaders (due to the color of their tents).