Editors. "Tsar Alexis takes Smolensk in war with Poland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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Tsar Alexis takes Smolensk in war with Poland (36 words)
Historical Context Note
War breaks out between Russia and Poland, and is immediately successfully for the former, as Tsar Alexis takes Smolensk. The war is to last until 1667, and mark the beginning of Russia's rise as a great power.16389 Tsar Alexis takes Smolensk in war with Poland 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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