Siege of Kazan

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The siege of Kazan in 1552 was the final battle of the Russo-Kazan Wars and led to the fall of the Khanate of Kazan. Conflict continued after the fall of Kazan, however, as rebel governments formed in Çalım and Mişätamaq, and a new khan was invited from the Nogais. This guerrilla war lingered until 1556.

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Siege of Kazan
Part of Russo-Kazan Wars
Illustration in chronicle
DateSeptember 2 – October 13, 1552
Result Russian victory, end of the Khanate of Kazan
Tsardom of Russia Khanate of Kazan
Cheremis and Ar Warriors
Nogay Cavalry
Commanders and leaders
Tsar Ivan IV
A. Gorbatyi-Shuisky
Andrey Kurbsky
Yadegar Moxammat (POW)
Yapancha Bak 
Zaynash Morza (POW)
150,000 men,
150 cannons
unknown battleship
some siege towers
50,000 men, including civilians2
unknown cannons
Casualties and losses
unknown wounded
Around 65,000 dead or missing (including civilians)2
more than 190,000 captured2
many thousands displaced
1 Involvement disputed
2 Kazan Chronicle; it is likely that this source underestimates Russian and overstates Tatar casualties