The cap of the Monomakh, a symbol for many Russians of Muscovy’s links to Constantinople and thus fundamental to the idea of Moscow as the third Rome, did not come from the second Rome as most Russians imagine but from Khan Uzbek of the Golden Horde, according to Mansur Mirovalyev. 33 more words

via Russia’s cap of the Monomakh came not from Constantinople but from Khan Uzbek, Tashkent historian says — Euromaidan Press

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