The Khazars were a semi-nomadic Turkic people that in the late 6th-century AD established a major commercial empire covering the southeastern section of modern European Russia, southern Ukraine, Crimea, and Kazakhstan.- Khazars
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Western and most populated part of Russia, which is geographically situated in Europe, as opposed to its sparsely populated and vastly large eastern part, which is in Asia, encompassing the entire northern region of the continent.
The historical population of European Russia was composed of Slavic, Finnic, Germanic, Turkic, North Caucasian, Baltic, Khazarian and Norse peoples.
State in Eastern and Northern Europe from the late 9th to the mid-13th century.
He extended his control from Novgorod south along the Dnieper river valley to protect trade from Khazar incursions from the east, and moved his capital to the more strategic Kiev.
Sviatoslav I Igorevich (Святослав Игоревич; Святослав Ігорович; 943 – 26 March 972), also spelled Svyatoslav, was a Grand Prince of Kiev famous for his persistent campaigns in the east and south, which precipitated the collapse of two great powers of Eastern Europe, Khazaria and the First Bulgarian Empire.
Historic Bulgar state that existed between the 7th and 13th centuries around the confluence of the Volga and Kama River, in what is now European Russia.
About 630 they founded Old Great Bulgaria which was destroyed by the Khazars in 668.
Don Cossacks (Донские казаки) or Donians (донцы), are Cossacks who settled along the middle and lower Don.
Subsequently, the area was inhabited by the Khazars and the Polovtsians.
Ancient ethnic and state Turko-Mongolic religion originating in the Eurasian steppes, based on folk shamanism, monotheistic at the imperial level, and generally centered around the titular sky god Tengri.
It was the prevailing religion of the Turks, Mongols, Bulgars, Xiongnu, Huns and possibly the Hungarians, and the state religion of several medieval states: First Turkic Khaganate, Western Turkic Khaganate, Eastern Turkic Khaganate, Old Great Bulgaria, First Bulgarian Empire, Volga Bulgaria, and Eastern Tourkia (Khazaria), Mongol Empire.
The Turkic peoples are a collection of diverse ethnic groups of Central, East, North, South and West Asia as well as parts of Europe, who speak Turkic languages.
Turkic khaganate in Eurasia, formed as a result of the wars in the beginning of the 7th century after the split of the Turkic Khaganate (founded in the 6th century on the Mongolian Plateau by the Ashina clan) into a western and an eastern Khaganate.
If trade on this route later increased (uncertain) it would have benefited Khorezm and the Black Sea cities and might have had something to do with the later rise of the Khazars and Rus' people.
For a specific analysis of the population of Hungary, see Demographics of Hungary.
The Hungarians around the Don River were subordinates of the Khazar khaganate.
The Kabars (Κάβαροι), also known as Qavars (Qabars) or Khavars were Khazar rebels who joined the Magyar confederation possibly in the 9th century as well as the Rus' Khaganate.