Pliussa, Truce of 1583

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Pliussa, Truce of (1583)


a truce between Russia and Sweden, marking the end of the Livonian War of 1558–83. The truce was signed on the Pliussa River and was to last for three years. (It was renewed in 1585–86.) By the terms of the truce, Sweden kept the cities and surrounding districts of Ivangorod, lam, Kopor’e, and Korela, all of which had been captured from Russia. Russia retained only a narrow access to the sea in the estuary of the Neva, from the Strelka River to the Sestra River. At the end of the truce in 1590, the Russian government renewed the war against Sweden in order to regain Narva and other areas along the Baltic that had been conquered by the Swedes. Peace negotiations began in 1593 and lasted for two years, at which time the Treaty of Tiavzin of 1595 was concluded.

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