Rusudan( Governor of Georgia)
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Rusudan (1223-1245). In 1223, after the death of George IV, the sole legitimate heir to the throne was the sister of George-Lasha Rusudan. For the second time the royal throne in Georgia is a woman.
The first years of the reign of Rusudan seemed nothing wrong heralded. On the contrary, managed to break Kipchaks, raided the North Caucasus, the Georgians are once again preparing for a crusade. But this time, this trip was thwarted, because the borders of Georgia reappeared Jalal ad-Din with his army.
In 1225 at the Battle of Garnisi Georgians defeated. Jalal ad-Din went to Tbilisi. Queen Rusudan asked the defense of Tbilisi garrison commander, fortresses, and she moved to Kutaisi. Thanks traitor stvu inside Jalal ad-Din managed to take Tbilisi. Khorasmians to the ground and destroyed the city with incredible cruelty killed 100 thousand inhabitants.
The attempt Georgian attempt to use against Jalal ad-Din resettled from North Caucasus kipchaks failed, as Jalal ad-Din managed to talk with them before the fight and they did not participate in the fight. Khorasmians routed Georgian troops in Bolnisi.
In 1235, the Mongols invaded in Georgia. Learning of the Mongol invasion, the Queen Rusudan moved to Kutaisi. Mongols gradually occupied the whole of eastern and southern Georgia. Not hoping to get help from outside, located in the western Georgian Queen Rusudan went to a peace agreement with the Mongols
. In 1243 Georgia signed a peace agreement with the Mongols and was in possession of the Golden Horde.
. Under the agreement, the Mongols left in the Georgian royal power intact, but the king claimed the throne of the Mongol Great Khan
. Georgia, in turn, was obliged to pay tribute (50.000 perper) and to supply troops for the Mongols.
Queen Rusudan returned to Tbilisi and sent to the Khan his son David, for approval to the kingdom. In 1245 Rusudan died.