Putin said that Russia has “coped” with the Pechenegs and Polovtsy. In fact, Russia did not yet exist

On a conference call on April 8, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia will cope with the “coronavirus infection”, how did the Pechenegs and Polovtsy. Transcript of Putin’s speech published on the Kremlin website.

“Everything passes and this will pass. Our country is repeatedly passed through serious tests: the Pechenegs film, and Cumans – all handled Russia. And we will defeat this infection coronavirus” he said.

The raids of the nomadic tribes of the Pechenegs on the Kievan Rus stopped after 1036, the year when the Pecheneg troops were defeated near Kiev, the Kievan Prince Yaroslav.

Polovtsian raids on Russia lasted approximately from the XI and the XIII century, when began the Mongol invasion. During the campaign of Jebe and Subutai (commanders of Genghis Khan) in the years 1221-1224 Cumans participated in battles on the side of the Galicia-Volyn, Chernigov, Prince of Kiev and other principalities of Kievan Rus, particularly in the battle of Kalka (1223), and ended with the defeat of the troops of the Rus and the Polovtsians.

The Russian government, in turn, became known as the Russian Empire in 1547, Russia in 1654. Grand Duchy of Moscow in XV century it became the centre of a unified Russian state actively began to develop in the middle of the XIII century.

Putin has repeatedly talked about Kievan Rus as the prototype of Russia. In particular, in 2017, he called the daughter of Kyiv Prince Yaroslav the Wise, a French Queen in the years 1051-1060 Anna “Russian Princess”, than caused discontent among the Ukrainian politicians.

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