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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.
Map of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Map of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
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