Press Secretary of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov explained to the Agency UNIAN , April 9 the words of the head of the Kremlin that Russia “managed” raids by the Pechenegs and Polovtsy. Although in fact, these raids were before the advent of the country called Russia.
“Do not forget that the land that is now Ukraine, after all, has historically been the Kievan Rus. Indeed, the Pechenegs tormented Kievan Rus, tortured and Slavic tribes who lived to the East, and not only the Kievan Rus and the Byzantine Empire, let’s remember. Byzantium, too, they’re a lot of headache delivered. Therefore, the Kievan Rus, you are not going anywhere, you of our history will not strike,” – said Peskov.
He stressed that the statement of Putin about the Pechenegs and Cumans – “the initiative of the President”.
“He added in his speech. In this case, I can’t tell you what was the source for this phrase, but we all heard her,” – said the speaker of the Kremlin.
Putin said about the Cumans and Pechenegs April 8 at the selector meeting devoted to coronavirus. “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.
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.