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The Battle on the Ice by Kislovodsk, 1970s

Very rare vintage chess set Battle on the Ice, made in Kislovodsk factory.

The Battle on the Ice was fought between the Republic of Novgorod led by prince Alexander Nevsky and the crusader army led by the Livonian branch of the Teutonic Knights on April 5, 1242, at Lake Peipus. The battle is notable for having been fought largely on the frozen lake, and this gave the battle its name. The battle was a significant defeat sustained by the crusaders during the Northern Crusades, which were directed against pagans and Eastern Orthodox Christians rather than Muslims in the Holy Land. The Crusaders' defeat in the battle marked the end of their campaigns against the Orthodox Novgorod Republic and other Slavic territories for the next century.

Material: Porcelain and WoodKing 4 6/16" with a base of 1 3/8"Pawn 2 3/4(7/8)" with a base of 1 3/8"Chess board 23" x 23" x 4 1/4" (corner leg to corner leg) with squares 1 15/16"Country of Manufacture: Russian Federation

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