Map of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

Journeys of diplomatic missions of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania to Moscow at the end of the 15th – the 16th centuries

After the State of Moscow, which grew into the Russian Empire in later ages, became the centre of Slavic statehood, Lithuania acquired a fierce rival with whom more than once it had to fight both on the battlefield and with the help of diplomatic measures. In the 15th -16th centuries, tension between the states determined not only the problems of foreign policy but also diplomatic contacts. […]