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Duchy rankChernigov
Primary culture
Ryazanian (East Slavic)

Capital province
Chernigov (289)

Russian PrincipalityGovernment monarchy.png

State religion

Technology group
EasternEastern technology group
Chernihiv ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
+10% Morale of armies
−10% Regiment cost

Number of states.png Legacy of the Old Principality

+3 Number of states

Cavalry combat ability.png Field Cossack Regiments

+15% Cavalry combat ability

National manpower modifier.png Expand Regimental Barracks

+20% National manpower modifier

Fort defense.png Konotop Fortress

+15% Fort defense

National unrest.png Local Governance Councils

−2 National unrest

Tolerance own.png Renovate the Transfiguration Cathedral

+2 Tolerance of the true faith

Goods produced modifier.png Tame the Grasslands

+10% Goods produced modifier

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

−15% State maintenance

Chernigov is a nation in Ruthenia. It does not exist in the 1444 start, although it has cores. It can be released by Flag of Lithuania Lithuania, due to rebels or as part of a war.




Chernigov can form Russia if it meets the other conditions.

 Form Russian Nation

Through conquest and diplomacy Russia has managed to transform from a mere settlement into a dominant principality. After several eastern expeditions the Mongol hordes have finally been subdued and a centralized Russian state, ruled under the suzerainty of the Tsar, is emerging. Influences from Western Europe are helping us modernize and reform our nation and Western style of education is being adopted.

Potential requirements
  • Playing with normal or historical nations
  • Was never an end-game tag

The country:

If the country is AI-controlled, then it:


  Russia does not exist

The country:


If is   Novgorod:

  • complete missions "Invade Novgorod" and "Conquer Novgorod"

The country:

  • changes to   Russia.
  • gets   empire government rank.
  • gains a permanent claim on all unowned settled provinces in the regions:
  • gains  25 prestige.
  • gets the modifier “Increased Centralization” for 20 years with the following effects:
    •  −0.05 monthly autonomy change,
    •  +1 national unrest.

If the country:

  • has religion Orthodox
    • then it enacts the Level 1 Government Reform "Tsardom".
  • is a member of the Holy Roman Empire but not the emperor or an elector
    • then all its provinces are removed from the HRE.
  • does not have custom ideas


Start as a country of Russian culture and form Russia.
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