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The Battle of Suzdal or the Battle of the Kamenka River was fought of July 7, 1445 between Russians under Vasily II and Tatars troops of Olug Moxammad, invaded the principality of Nizhny Novgorod. Russians were defeated by troops of beg Maxmud, who  became Maxmud of Kazan some after the battle. Vasily was taken prisoner and was set free only after the enormous ransom was paid. He also promised restitution of the lands of Mishar Yurt, that were bought from Tokhtamysh in 1343. Qasim Khanate was founded there to became a buffer state and the vassal of Muscovy later.
Battle of Suzdal
Part of Russo-Kazan Wars
Date July 7, 1445
Location Suzdal, Muscovy
Result Decisive Tatar victory
Khanate of Kazan Muscovy
Commanders and leaders
Maxmud Vasily II (POW)


  • (Tatar) "Suzdal yanındağı suğış/Суздаль янындагы сугыш". Tatar Encyclopaedia. Kazan: The Republic of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences. Institution of the Tatar Encyclopaedia. 2002. 

Coordinates: 56°26′N 40°26′E / 56.433°N 40.433°E / 56.433; 40.433

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