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Vasily Surikov


The Conquest of Siberia by Yermak.

1895. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note.

Vasily Surikov. The Conquest of Siberia by Yermak.

Yermak Timofeevich (?-1585), the Cossacks’ ataman (commander) in the Urals. His military campaigns of 1581-1585 launched the Russian conquests of Siberia. Killed in action against Kuchum-Khan (?-1598), the last khan of the Siberian Khanate, who escaped from the Russians into the Nogay Horde, where he was killed