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Moscow Noble Cavalry. 16 cent.(Kazan) 1/72 Scale Plastic Model Kit Red Box 72134

Theme: Military

Era : 1501-1799

Scale : 1/72

Material : Plastic

Series: Figures

Recommended Age Range: 12 Years & Up

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The siege and capture of Kazan is one of the aggressive campaigns undertaken by Ivan the Terrible in 1552 to strengthen the eastern borders of the expansion of the territory of the Russian state, which became the logical conclusion of the third Kazan campaign (June-October 1552) of Ivan the Terrible and put an end to the existence of the Kazan Khanate as an independent state , after which it became part of the Russian state. The siege of 1552 was the fifth in a row after a series of sieges undertaken by Russian troops in 1487, 1524, 1530 and 1550, and opened the way for Russia along the Volga, creating the prerequisites for the subsequent conquest and the Astrakhan Khanate.

Kazan was a well-fortified city, the storming of which would have led to heavy losses. Russian warriors, under the leadership of Ivan Vyrodkov, built two lines of siege structures, installed mobile towers, and dug under the walls of the Kazan Kremlin. The last assault on Kazan in 1552 turned out to be successful, as it was carefully planned and for its implementation the Russian army applied all the latest military engineering achievements of the era that the enemy did not have.