Tartars

This is the name that Russians often give to the Mongol invaders, led by the descendants of Genghis Khan, who swept over the Russian state in the thirteenth century and held it under their oriental yoke for many generations. The story of this tragic conquest is told in 'The Tartar' chapter of RUSSKA.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
October, derived from the Latin Octo, which means eight, was actually the eighth month of the year in the original Roman calendar of ten months. It wasn’t until the Julian calendar was introduced by Julius Caesar in the first century BC that January and February were added. The Julian calendar remained the predominant calendar in Europe through the sixteenth century, until it was amended to the Gregorian calendar we still use today.




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