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Encyclopedia > Blue Horde

Blue Horde was one of descendat states which formed around 1227 as the Mongol Empire desintegrated. Initially it covered Eastern part of the territory ruled by Jochi - West of Central Asia and South-Western Siberia. The first khan of Blue Horde was Batu Khan, son of Jochi. The capital was Saray. Another possible settlement was at or near contemporary Tyumen.

After a period of anarchy in 1357 - 1380 it was annexed by White Horde. The combined state became Golden Horde.

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Batu Khan Summary (2161 words)
1205 - 1255) was a Mongol ruler and the founder of the Blue Horde.
Orda's White Horde ruled the lands roughly between the Volga river and Lake Balkhash, while Batu's Blue Horde ruled the lands west of the Volga.
Having burnt Kolomna and Moscow, the horde laid siege to Vladimir on February 4, 1238.
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In 1380, he invaded the Blue Horde by fording across the Volga and quickly annihilated an army sent by Muscovy.
The ruler of the Blue Horde, Mamai, was killed shortly after the Battle of Kulikovo, thus Tokhtamysh's victory over the horde was all the more easier.
Having united the Blue and White Hordes into the Golden Horde, in 1382 Tokhtamysh led a successful campaign against Muscovy as a punishment for the Kulikovo defeat.
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