Kazan Rebellion of 1552–1556
|Part of Russo-Kazan Wars, Cheremis Wars|
|People of Kazan
|Commanders and leaders|
|Casualties and losses|
|at least 10 000 Cheremis dead[dead link]
The rebel armies mostly consisted of Tatars, Chuvashes, Cheremises, Mordvins and Udmurts. Some Nogays were also involved to the war. Independent rebel governments were formed in Chalem and Mishatamaq, the khan were invited from the Nogai Horde. Russian troops under Andrey Kurbsky and Alexander Gorbatyi-Shuisky opposed them.
At the peak of the rebellion Tatars controlled the most part of the former khanate. However Kazan, the former capital, stayed under Russian control. Ivan IV sent a major reinforcement to Kazan land and harshly suppressed the resistance. Deaths estimated several thousands.
References and notes
- (Russian) Черемисские войны: история и современность
- (Tatar) "Qazan cirlärendä azatlıq suğışları/Казан җирләрендә азатлык сугышы". Tatar Encyclopaedia. Kazan: The Republic of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences. Institution of the Tatar Encyclopaedia. 2002.