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One of the four subdivisions of the Mongol Empire after Chinggis Khan's death, originally ruled by his grandson Batu; territory covered much of what is today south central Russia
Battle of Kulikova
Russian army victory over the forces of the Golden Horde; helped break Mongol hold over Russia
In legends popular from 12th to 17th century , a mythical Christian monarch whose kingdom was cut off from Europe by Muslim conquests; Chinggis Khan was originally believed to be this mythical ruler.
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