The Mongols Rule Slavs
The Mongols Rule
After the defeat and destruction of Kiev, there was nothing to stop the Mongols from conquering the remaining Slavic territories. The Mongols would rule the Slavs for the next two hundred years. The Slavs were allowed to practice their religious beliefs, but were required to pay taxes to the Mongols, and to support their armies through military service.
Mongol control further distanced the Slavs from the people of Western Europe. This isolation helped to keep their culture from evolving in the same direction as that of the Western Europeans.