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Russian Conquest of Siberia

The Russian conquest of Siberia occurred between 1580 and 1640.  Units of the Imperial Russian Army and Cossacks advanced eastward, crossing the Ural Mountains and seizing Qashliq, the capital city of the Siberian Khanate, through armed force.  This invasion was probably carried out in order to neutalize the Tartar (Turkic Mongol) threat, considering the 1571 ground […]