Wilson Center Experts

Matthew Romaniello

Short-term Scholar, Kennan Institute
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Hamilton College
Wilson Center Project(s):
The Incorporation of a Russian Frontier, 1552-1672
Aug 01, 2004
Dec 01, 2004



Project Summary

The conquest of the Khanate of Kazan’ was a pivotal event in the development of the Muscovite Empire, and continues to affect contemporary politics in Russia today. In the wake of the Soviet decline, Russia grapples with its autonomous regions, including Tatarstan, facing political and cultural resistance as one of many legacies of the conquest of the Khanate.