Natalya GOSTYUSHINA (Orthodox Encyclopedia), Sergei KRAVETS (Orthodox Encyclopedia)
The year 1357. Half of Eurasia is occupied by the Golden Horde, the state of Mongols-Genghizides. Europe waits in trepidation for its attack, anticipating the death of the Christian civilization, because Russ, fragmented to a state of separate princedoms, is now an obedient vassal of the Horde and can’t serve as a natural barrier between East and West. Brother kills his brother - the Great Khan. The murderer, Janibek, sends his courtiers to bring his mother Taidula. For it is up to her to pass the judgment – to persecute the conspirator or to bless him for the reign.