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|caption=Map of army movements in 1500
 
|caption=Map of army movements in 1500
 
|date=14 July 1500
 
|date=14 July 1500
|place=Vedrosha River, 50 km west of Kaluga
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|place=Vedrosha River, 50 km west of [[Kaluga]]
 
|result=Decisive Russian victory<ref>''Russia, 1462-1584'', J.L.I. Fennell, '''The New Cambridge Modern History: Volume 2, The Reformation, 1520-1559''', ed. G.R. Elton, (Cambridge University Press, 1990), 599.</ref>
 
|result=Decisive Russian victory<ref>''Russia, 1462-1584'', J.L.I. Fennell, '''The New Cambridge Modern History: Volume 2, The Reformation, 1520-1559''', ed. G.R. Elton, (Cambridge University Press, 1990), 599.</ref>
 
|combatant1=Grand Duchy of Lithuania
 
|combatant1=Grand Duchy of Lithuania
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{{Campaignbox Muscovite–Lithuanian War (1500–1503)}}
 
{{Campaignbox Muscovite–Lithuanian War (1500–1503)}}
The '''Battle of the Vedrosha River''' was a [[battle]] in the course of the [[Muscovite–Lithuanian Wars#Second war (1500–1503)|Russo-Lithuanian war of 1500–1503]] which ended with a decisive Russian victory and proved to be of strategic significance. It was carried out on 14 July 1500,<ref>''Russia, 1462-1584'', J.L.I. Fennell, '''The New Cambridge Modern History: Volume 2, The Reformation, 1520-1559''', 599.</ref> some 50&nbsp;km to the west of Kaluga, between forces of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, under command of Prince [[Konstanty Ostrogski|Konstantin Ostrozhsky]] and Russian (Muscovite) army under Prince [[Daniil Shchenya]].<ref>''The Muscovite Dynastic Crisis of 1497-1502'', John V. A. Fine Jr., '''Canadian Slavonic Papers / Revue Canadienne des Slavistes''', Vol. 8, (1966), 213.</ref>
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The '''Battle of the Vedrosha River''' was a [[battle]] in the course of the [[Muscovite–Lithuanian Wars#Second war (1500–1503)|Russo-Lithuanian war of 1500–1503]] which ended with a decisive Russian victory and proved to be of strategic significance. It was carried out on 14 July 1500,<ref>''Russia, 1462-1584'', J.L.I. Fennell, '''The New Cambridge Modern History: Volume 2, The Reformation, 1520-1559''', 599.</ref> some 50&nbsp;km to the west of [[Kaluga]], between forces of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, under command of Prince [[Konstanty Ostrogski|Konstantin Ostrozhsky]] and Russian (Muscovite) army under Prince [[Daniil Shchenya]].<ref>''The Muscovite Dynastic Crisis of 1497-1502'', John V. A. Fine Jr., '''Canadian Slavonic Papers / Revue Canadienne des Slavistes''', Vol. 8, (1966), 213.</ref>
   
 
The skilled Russian commander employed similar tactics that proved successful for the Russian army in the [[Battle of Kulikovo]]. Vedrosha was a crushing victory for the Russians. Some 8,000 Lithuanians were killed, and many more were taken prisoner, including Prince Ostrozhsky,<ref>''The Muscovite Dynastic Crisis of 1497-1502'', John V. A. Fine Jr., '''Canadian Slavonic Papers / Revue Canadienne des Slavistes''', 213.</ref> the first ever [[Grand Hetman of Lithuania]], himself.
 
The skilled Russian commander employed similar tactics that proved successful for the Russian army in the [[Battle of Kulikovo]]. Vedrosha was a crushing victory for the Russians. Some 8,000 Lithuanians were killed, and many more were taken prisoner, including Prince Ostrozhsky,<ref>''The Muscovite Dynastic Crisis of 1497-1502'', John V. A. Fine Jr., '''Canadian Slavonic Papers / Revue Canadienne des Slavistes''', 213.</ref> the first ever [[Grand Hetman of Lithuania]], himself.

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