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Unformatted text preview: strategic reasons. Once finally threw off the Mongol (Tartar) yoke in 1480, it moved to annex the successor states of the Golden Horde, Kazan (1552), Astrakhan (1556), and finally Crimea (1783) in order to remove residual threats, stamp out the sources of predatory raids into Russia, and free avenues for further Russian political and economic expansion....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course USEM 1580 taught by Professor Urbanovich during the Fall '09 term at UVA.
- Fall '09