Season 2: Historical Context

201: Russia, or “What the Helsinki?!”

In 1223, Genghis Khan’s army invaded the territory of the Kievan Rus. They established the Khanate of the Golden Horde and most of eastern Europe fell under Mongol control. It was under this oppressive regime that one principality rose to unite the people of Eastern Europe against Mongol rule. Ivan III joined the various princes …

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