Wilson Center Experts

Istvan Vasary

Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Associate Professor, University of Budapest
Wilson Center Project(s):
The Tatar Heritage, 1480-1696: Tatar Policy and Oriental Elements in Russian Autocracy
Sep 01, 1988
Aug 01, 1989

Project Summary

Examines Tatar heritage in Russian history. Reviews the Tatars’ imprint on Russia, noting their physical presence in Russia in the concept of their heritage. Reviews the important Tatar influence on Muscovite Russia. Consequently, deals with different aspects of Tatar-Russian symbiosis, various Tatar groups and their contacts with the Russians. Scrutinizes the layers and forms of the astonishingly late Tatar impact on Muscovy. Pomotes a better understanding of Russian history.