Kazan Rebellion of 1552–1556

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Kazan War
Part of Russo-Kazan Wars, Cheremis Wars
Date 1552 – 1556
Location former Kazan Khanate, Russia
Result Decisive Russian victory
Muscovite Russia
Hill Cheremisa
People of Kazan
Meadow Cheremisa
Hill Cheremisa
Ar people
Nogai Horde
Commanders and leaders
Alexander Gorbatyi-Shuisky
Andrey Kurbsky
B. Saltykov
Gali Akram
Sayet Usayen
Tuaqmish Shahzada
Sarı Batır
Kebenke morza
Qulay morza
Casualties and losses
unknown dead
unknown wounded
at least 10 000 Cheremis dead[1][dead link][citation needed]
unknown wounded

The First Cheremis War or Kazan War 1552–1556, was a rebel war against the Muscovite Russia for the restoration of the Kazan Khanate.

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.[2]

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  1. ^ (Russian) Черемисские войны: история и современность
  2. ^ (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.