Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

What were the effects of Mongol rule on Russia?

Other than than Russia becoming isolated.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Russia is hardly isolated. One thing the Russians have learned and relearned from the Mongols and others is that Russia is not isolated enough. The steppes are a highway into Russia. Ever since Russia was first founded, it's endeavored to grow larger, to incorporate all of the territory around the Russian heartland. They would like to control all of the territory between the Russian heartland and any natural barriers which could keep out invaders, barriers such as rivers, mountains, etc. That's why they occupied the territory toward their south, all of the central Asian countries with names which end in "-stan." Those countries are in a natural barrier, a mountain range. There are no natural barriers between Moscow and the Atlantic Ocean, because there's a natural corridor through Germany, so Russia occupied East Germany and eastern Europe to provide buffer territory, which is territory which can be slowly surrendered to invaders as Russian forces re-group and counter attack.

    In answer to your question, the Mongol invasion taught the Russians to build up their territory to provide buffers against invasion, because they are not isolated.

  • 4 years ago

    Mongol Effect On Russia

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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    The Mongol era had many influences on the states of China and Russia through conquests and forming the Mongol Empire. The Mongols brought about changes in the power of the states economics and overall trade, with similarities and differences in the two states respectively. Mongol influences and culture trends can still be observed in Russia as well as China today. The Mongols were regarded as cruel and vicious people but changes in the above states caused by Mongolian rule is mostly well natured including advances in science and technology .The Mongols totally reformed some of the countries in the Middle East and Asia, with changes that are politically based as well as economically based. The Mongol era had many political influences on China and Russia. The Mongol rule brought about many power changes and reforms in both of the states In Russia and China, the khans, referred to as “Great Leaders”, ruled both states after initial conquest, causing a shift in the central power of the government. Also, the Mongols destroyed cities and forms of government rule of both states, even though many of the cities had initially surrendered , thus using terror tactics as a form of governing.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    It prevented the 'Enlightenment' from occuring in Russia. Thanks to the Mongol invasion and occupation, Russia remained a backward and feudal society long after the Mongol retreat and West European advancement into the enlightenment, capitalism, and the industrial revolution. Successive Russian rulers and Czars have all instituted 5 year programs to quickly catch up with the west, beginning with Peter the Great and continuing with Stalin. The Mongol invasion initially stunted Russia.

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  • 1 decade ago

    People think that the affect was the retardation of cultural, social and technological growth in Russia. Russia had so much land, but were constantly playing catch up with their western neighbors. Hell they had serfs until 1850! I'm not sure if this view is totally correct, but I've read about this before.

  • 1 decade ago

    well, technicaly they didnt rule Russia what they did basically is rape and pillage. Many Russian villages were under the influence of the "mongolian yoke". So what that means is that many Russian villagers had to give certain "taxes" -food,women etc.- to Mongolians otherwise they would be totally plundered (the Mongolians became more dependent on Russian work\goods)....these basically set a lot of Russians apart (split them) and ultimately made a hierarchy so that they were always "under" the Mongolians. In the long run I think that because they were so used to getting plundered and having thier goods taken away and such all they could thnk about was the basic of survival.,.which made it harder for them to for example prosper in arts and sciences as much as for example Italy...also because they were somewhat forcibly "ruled" by the Mongolians the relative acceptance of not rebelling and having someone tough to rule them with an iron fist was more expected....

    Source(s): me
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