Dating andrei volosovo
Mamai was not a Genghisid (descendant of Genghis Khan), and as such his grip on power was tenuous, as there were true Genghisids with claims to mastery.Therefore, he had to constantly fight for supreme power and at the same time struggle against separatism.Mikhail recognized himself as the "little brother" of the Moscow Prince and ensure to participate in wars with the Tatars.The open conflict between Dmitry and Mamai began in 1374, the exact reasons are unknown.Simultaneously with the beginning of the Great Troubles in the Horde in 1359, Prince of Moscow Ivan II died and the new Khan of the Horde by his jarliq (law pronouncement) transferred the throne of the Grand Duchy of Vladimir to the Prince of Nizhny Novgorod.But the Moscow elite (in 1359, new Prince Dmitry was only 9 years old) did not accept this.
After the killing of Khan Berdi Beg of the Golden Horde at 1359, a civil war had arisen there.
Although the victory did not end the Mongol domination over Russia, it is widely regarded by Russian historians as the turning point when Mongol influence began to wane and Muscovite power to rise.
After the Mongol-Tatar conquest, the territories of the disintegrating Kievan Rus became part of the western region of the Mongol Empire (also known as the Golden Horde), centered in the lower Volga region.
Grand Duchy of Moscow and Vladimir Principality of Beloozero Principality of Yaroslavl Principality of Rostov Principality of Starodub Principality of Mologa Principality of Kashin Princes from Vyazma and Dorogobuzh Part of Upper Oka Principalities Princes of Lithuania in exile: Polotsk and Bryansk) was fought between the armies of the Golden Horde under the command of Mamai, and various Russian principalities under the united command of Prince Dmitry of Moscow.
The battle took place on 8 September 1380, at the Kulikovo Field near the Don River (now Tula Oblast, Russia) and was won by Dmitry, who became known as Donskoy, 'of the Don' after the battle.