Kievan Rus
Cumans attack Kiev
Cumans Attack Kiev ©Zvonimir Grabasic
1096 Jan 1

Cumans attack Kiev

Kiev Pechersk Lavra, Lavrska S

In 1096, Boniak, a Cuman khan, attacked Kyiv, plundered the Kiev Monastery of the Caves, and burned down the prince's palace in Berestovo. He was defeated in 1107 by Vladimir Monomakh, Oleg, Sviatopolk and other Rus′ princes.