Sibir

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Sibir

(sĭbēr`), former city, southeast of present-day Tobolsk, W Siberian Russia. Founded in the 11th or 12th cent., it became (early 16th cent.) the capital of the Tatar khanate of Sibir, which arose after the disintegration of the empire of the Golden HordeGolden Horde, Empire of the,
Mongol state comprising most of Russia, given as an appanage to Jenghiz Khan's oldest son, Juchi, and actually conquered and founded in the mid-13th cent. by Juchi's son, Batu Khan, after the Mongol or Tatar (see Tatars) conquest of Russia.
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. The Cossack YermakYermak
or Ermak
, d. 1584?, Russian conqueror of Siberia; his name also occurs as Yermak Timofeyevich. The leader of a band of independent Russian Cossacks, he spent his early career plundering the czar's ships on the Volga and later entered the service of a merchant
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 took the city of Sibir in 1581, thus marking the start of Moscow's conquest of what is now Siberia. The city was abandoned after the founding of Tobolsk in 1587.

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(Siberia), a Russian bourgeois-liberal newspaper, published in Irkutsk from 1873 to 1887 (from 1874 a weekly).

Its contributors included such publicists and scholars as A. P. Shchapov, N. M. Iadrintsev, and G. N. Potanin. Sibir’ essentially expounded the ideas of the Siberian Oblastniki. In 1887 stricter censorship and financial difficulties forced Sibir’ to cease publication.

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Not to mention half of Africa, and Indonesia, and southwestern Siberia (which was once ruled by the Sibir Khanate for a century or so).