What was the Great Stand on the Ugra River (1480)?

Introduction The Great Stand on the Ugra River (Russian: Великое cтояние на реке Угре, also Russian: Угорщина, romanised: Ugorshchina, derived from “Ugra”) was a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Prince Ivan III of Muscovy in 1480 on the banks of the Ugra River, which ended when… Read More

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