The Great Stand
on the Ugra river
Tataro-Mongols and Russian forces were standing here. And Tatar rule over
Russia has finished here in 1480.
The Great Stand on the Ugra river was a standoff between the
forces of the Tataro-Mongols Golden Horde and Russian tsar Ivan III in 1480. The Tataro-Mongols
army was standing on one bank, russian was standing opposite. Tatars
tried to force the Ugra, but russians stopped them constantly, and both armies
were stand each on its bank.
After standing during a month on the Ugra River the Tataro-Mongols retreated and Tatar rule over
Russia has ended.
Why the Tataro-Mongols have retreated?
There were several reasons. But... It is the Ugra River, where was that standoff. There
are large forest here in the XXI century. What was here in 1480, what do
And tatars always lived in the steppe...
Tataro-Mongols army was mostly cavalry. Besides for the Tatars as food supplies, used mainly sheep, cattle which
have followed the army. A large number of horses and cattle for a long period of standing in one place
emptied all feed stocks in the district, and the army began to experience an acute shortage of fodder.
It was a good reason to retreat.
The Great Stand Monument on the nearby hill >>