List of tribes and states in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine

The following is a list of tribes who lived on the territories of contemporary Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine. The tribes were later replaced or consolidated by Slavs, starting with the formation of Kievan Rus', including the semi-autonomous principalities of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, that existed in the first half of the second millennium. The area was later expanded to become the Tsardom of Russia, followed by the Russian Empire, which became part of the Soviet Union.

Proto-Slavic peopleEdit

See Proto-Slavic language

Clan cultures of the Stone Age and Bronze Age, up to the Late Antiquity period of the tribal societies that were replaced or incorporated into the Early Slavs.


See Early Slavs, Slavic peoples and Balto-Slavic languages

The Slavs were a diverse group of tribal societies in the Iron Age and Migration Age Europe whose tribal organizations created the foundations for today's Slavic nations.[1]

Early Middle Ages (c. 500 – 1097)Edit

See Slavicisation, Slavic peoples, East Slavs, West Slavs, South Slavs

Council of Liubech and after (1097–1237)Edit

A map of the Kievan Rus' after the Council of Liubech at 1097

Mongol invasion and yoke (1237–1380)Edit

From the Mongol invasion of Rus' to the Battle of Kulikovo

The Rise of Muscovy (1380–1480)Edit

After the Battle of Kulikovo

The Grand Duchy, The Tsardom and The Empire (since 1480)Edit

After the Great stand on the Ugra river

Grand Duchy of Moscow

former Golden Horde countries

Modern times (since 1917)Edit

After the February Revolution:

After the Cold War:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Barford (2001, p. vii, Preface)