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Orest Kiprensky. Grand Duke Dmitry Donskoy after the Kulikov Battle. 1805. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]

Orest Kiprensky. Grand Duke Dmitry Donskoy after the Kulikov Battle.
Grand Duke Dmitry Donskoy (1350-1389) - was the ruler of Moscow after 1359. He united the armed forces of the Russians to rebel against Tatars' rule. On August 17, 1380, 100,000 Russians gave battle on the Kulikovo field to a Tatar army almost as big. Dmitry Donskoy fought as an ordinairy soldier to encourage his people and was severely wounded. The battle was won, though the loses were immense. The picture shows Dmitry Donskoy when he was found by his people, who thought he had been killed

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