Russian Empire

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Foundation: 1447-1494 (T91-T102)
Capital: Moscow
Religion: Roman Catholic

By Rob Pierce

Description

Known as the Principality of Novgorod until 1450.

The History:

Still to be written.

NewsFax Entries:

1447-1450 (T91)

Novgorod: Diplomacy: No effect
Trade Partners: (12R) France, Sweden, Ottomans, Denmark, England, Syria, Ethiopia, Corsica, Aleppo [2C]

Prince Boris augmented the Duma (Senate) with the creation of an Imperial Diet to serve as a regency council and advisory board for the Prince. The Mari nomads became Roman Catholic. On the eastern frontier, the Russ armies crossed the Volga at two points and seized the regions of Volga Bulgar and Saksiny. The city of Bolgar was taken by assault by the Russ. The Khazakhi allies of the Majlis attempted to dislodge the Russ from Saksiny, and were soundly trounced by the Russ cossaki. Both Saksiny and Volga Bulgar were then converted to Roman Catholicism. Oh, and the Russ decided that it was time to go Renaissance as well.

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1451-1454 (T92)

Russia: Diplomacy: No effect
Trade Partners: (12R) Sweden, Ottomans, Denmark, England, France, Syria, Ethiopia, Corsica, HIR

The Russians declared themselves an Empire, while retaining all decocratic processes and trappings. Peace was made with the HIR. All was quiet and peaceful. Emperor Boris died in a hunting accident, and was peacefully succeeded by his son, Boris.

1455-1458 (T93)

Russia: Diplomacy: Mari(f)
Trade Partners: (12R) Sweden, Ottomans, Denmark, England, France, Syria, Ethiopia, Corsica, HIR

The Russians decided to sweep the nomad frontier and seize Sibir. To this end they first invaded Kama Bulgar and smashed the Emirate there and mopped up by forcibly converting the inhabitants to Roman Catholicism.

1459-1462 (T94)

Ottomans: There were some mysterious orders delivered to the armies on the eastern frontier, resulting in them taking part in momentous events in the highlands of Tabaristan...

Russia: Diplomacy: The Tutumorokan proved difficult...
Trade Partners: (12R) Sweden, Ottomans, Denmark, England, Angevin France, Syria, Ethiopia, Corsica, HIR

...and were crushed by the Marian troops under Prince Mikhal. In other news some 40,000 Russian cossaki and knights were sent south under sealed orders and, thanks to interesting arrangements, traversed Ottoman Shirvan to enter ... Tabaristan.

1463-1466 (T95)

Russia: Diplomacy: Estonia(f)
Trade Partners: (12R) Sweden, Ottomans, Denmark, England, Angevin France, Syria, Ethiopia, HIR, Northumbria, Irish cities [3C], Malta

Upon return of the Army of the Crusade in triumph to Moscow the Spear of Longinus was placed within the St. Peter and Paul Fortress in Novgorod.

1467-1470 (T96)

Russia: Diplomacy: Kazan/Irtysh(t)
Trade Partners: (12R) Sweden, Ottomans, Denmark, England, Angevin France, Syria, Ethiopia, HIR, Northumbria, Irish cities [3C], Malta

The passing of Boris the Second was unremarked, though his successor (his younger brother) proved to be utterly unremarkable in all aspects save for his love of books and fine art. Papist missionaries were extremely active among the Kazan and Irtysh tribes, leading to the adoption of Roman Catholicism by those nomads.

1471-1474 (T97)

Russia: Diplomacy: Kazan/Irtysh(f)
Trade Partners: (16.5R) Sweden, Ottomans, Denmark, England, Syria, Ethiopia, HIR, Iberia, Gascony

Novgorod Izvesta headline: "Eskimos? You must be kidding!"

The cities of Moscow, Gorky, Rostov, Stevastopol, Kiev, and Vilnus were expanded to [4] level and refortified. Pretty macho, eh? The Russian fleet sailed around the Baltic and showed the flag.

1475-1478 (T98)

Russia: Diplomacy: Pinsk(f)
Trade Partners: (16.5R) Sweden, Ottomans, Denmark, England, Syria, Ethiopia, HIR, Iberia, Gascony

Novgorod Izvesta headline: "People Sad."

The Russians wallowed in depression and drank a great deal of vodka.

1479-1482 (T99)

Mongol Empire: The Celestial Host ended its march with the seizure of the region of Khotan from the HIR - a move that caused extreme and violent outbreaks of paranoia on the part of the Majlis. The Ever-Victorious Celestial Host is now one turn from Khwarzim, and two turns from Baghdad, Moscow or Istanbul.

Russia: Diplomacy: Turov(a)
Trade Partners: (17.5R) Sweden, Ottomans, Denmark, England, Syria, HIR, Iberia, Gascony

Novgorod Izvesta headline: "Nomadic Hordes Threaten Europe!"

The old Khwarzim city of Sarai in Saksiny was rebuilt. The Russian armies on the Siberian frontier suddenly found themselves with a job on their hands as 100,000 berzerk Khazakhs and Chorasmians stormed into Kama Bulgar - set on sacking and burning and raping and looting and stuff like that! The Russian armies that immedieately moved to face them numbered some 122,000 men and 200 guns. The Khazakhs were treated to a bloody end before the massed infantry and artillery of the Russians. Only 5,000 Russians were killed on the plain before Sibir - while the nomads were slain to a man.

1483-1486 (T100)

Mongol Empire: The Celestial Host in Beshbalik received an emissary from the far west, a Russ - by name Ivan Nikolaivitch Sakhharov - who petitioned for an audience with the God-Emperor to discuss trade and so forth.

Russia: Diplomacy: None
Trade Partners: (17.5R) Sweden, Ottomans, Denmark, England, HIR, Iberia, Gascony, Ethiopia

Novgorod Izvesta headline: "Tsar Dies While Frolicking"

Boris the Third died, leaving the muchly enlarged empire to his son, Boris. And, though the boy was but eleven years old, he immediately took the reigns of power and proved himself a capable and courageous ruler, as well as a fine war leader and diplomat. The eastern Shock Army, meanwhile, continued to wage war against the nomadic tribes - attacking the Aralsk/Otrar to forestall the migration of those peoples. Once more the superior firepower of the Russ troops, as well as their proved Hammer-Anvil tactics, bested the nomads and led to the seizure of Aralsk by the Russ. The Chorasmians and Khazakhs were the next to feel the bite of Imperial Russia and, weakened as they were by their defeat eight years ago before the walls of Sibir, they were unable to hold off the Russians and were subjugated.

1487-1490 (T100)

Russia: Diplomacy: None
Trade Partners: (17.5R) Sweden, Ottomans, Denmark, England, HIR, Iberia, Gascony, Ethiopia

Novgorod Izvesta headline: "War And Chaos Engulfs Russia!"

In early 1497 the Russian eastern armies began moving west to take up positions along the Swedish Finn frontier, grouping at Novgorod and Suzdal. In August of that year, the Swedish ambassador in Novgorod was summoned to the Winter Palace and delivered a declaration of war by the Tsar Boris, effective immediately. Within a few weeks the Russian armies were crossing the Swedish frontier. Russia had joined the Aztec Axis...

Unfortunately for Aztec megalomania...

The Tsars

  • Boris IV 1485-1470
  • Boris III 1467-1485
  • Boris II 1451-1467
  • Boris 1447-1451

The Players

  • T95-T102 (1463-1494) Colin Dunnigan
  • T94 (1459-1462) (unknown; no ISI list)
  • T93 (1455-1458) Chris Johnson
  • T91-T92 (1447-1454) (unknown; no ISI list)

Last updated: 13 November 2002

© 2002 Robert Pierce

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