Kulikovo battle is one of the most significant in Russian history. For the first time Russian troops were able to repulse a huge army of Tatars and their subordinate peoples.
in September 1380 the troops of the Moscow prince Dmitri
crossed the Don and on the outskirts of the modern Tula region met the army of Mamay
Before the battle, Sergius of Radonezh blessed Prince Dmitry and sent to him two experienced warriors: Peresvet and Oslabya
By tradition, before the battle was duel of the two best warriors. A mighty warrior Chelubey with a long spear ride out from the Tatar regiment, and from the Russian came the warrior of Sergius - Peresvet
according to legend, both warriors pierced each other with spears, but the Chelubey fell dead, and Peresvet raced to the Russian regiments.
There is a version that Peresvet took off his armor, that would give Chelubey pierce himself, but reach him with his spear
In the battle, the Tatars first began to win, but the experienced governor Bobrok-Volynsky
imgaccurately chose the moment to enter the reserve regiment and the Russians won a complete victory
After the battle on the retreating convoys with the wounded attacked the ally Mamai, the Lithuanian prince Jagiello. He either did not have time, or was afraid to join the battle.
Now there is a monastery on the Kulikovo field, one of the towers resembles an ancient helmet.
Sergius of Radonezh became a Russian saint
and founded the famous Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra
and the Moscow prince Dmitry received the honorary nickname Donskoy
and from Mamay remained only the name of the mound on the bank of the Volga. Now were is a monument to another great battle
The names of Peresvet and Oslabya were worn by many warships