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Formation of Russian Centralized State
 Moscow Princedom Rise
 Creation of Russian Centralized State - was the stage of utmost importance in the historical development of the country. It was the period when the major problems of the state formation were solved: the feudal division was liquidated, Russian Lands united under the hegemony of Moscow and as the result of it - the Tataro-Mongolian Yoke was overthrown.

 Social order
 Feudal lords. As the process of the state consolidation extended the class of feudal lords broke up into the following groups:, boyars, free servants and boyars' children, "servants under the Steward".

 Political system
 Moscow State still remained an early-feudal monarchy. Thereby, the relations between the centre and the provinces were built on the basis of the initial system of suzerainty-and-vassalage. However this system of social relations was undergoing changes. Moscow princes, like all the others, divided the lands between the successors. The latter received appanages and became formally independent. Yet actually the elder son, having occupied the Grand Princely throne preserved the position of the senior prince. Since the second half of the XIV century a new order was introduced according to which, the elder successor received the biggest share of the legacy what granted him certain economic advantages before his brothers. Besides he, together with the grand-princely throne, necessarily inherited the whole Vladimir Land.

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