Polish–Muscovite War (1605–1618)

Polish–Muscovite War (1605–1618)

Tsardom of Russia

Polish–Muscovite War (1605–1618)
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1605 Jan 1

Polish–Muscovite War (1605–1618)

Zaraysk, Russia

Poland exploited Russia's civil wars when members of the Polish szlachta aristocracy began influencing Russian boyars and supporting False Dmitris for the title of Tsar of Russia against the crowned Boris Godunov and Vasili IV Shuysky. In 1605, Polish nobles conducted a series of skirmishes until the death of False Dmitry I in 1606, and invaded again in 1607 until Russia formed a military alliance with Sweden two years later.

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