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862 Viking state founded in Russia by Rurik - Slavs united
1119 Kiev sacked by Slavs and kingdom split
1241 Mongols invade Russia and Central Europe
1246 Alexander Nevsky becomes Grand Duke of Vladimir
1363 Mongol leader Tamerlaine starts conquest of Russia
1380 Muskovite Russians defeat Mongols
1462 Muskovite Ivan III first to adopt title of Tsar
1471 Ivan III takes Novgorod and extends influence
1481 Final defeat of Mongol forces by Russians
1533 Ivan IV (the Terrible) crowned Tsar of Russia
1556 Ivan the Terrible increases Russian territory in south and east
1584 Boris Godunov temporarily takes control of Russia

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