- Lived from 1220 to 1263
- Nevskii was the prince of the Russian city of Novgorod (r. 1236-1252)
- Nevskii persuaded many Russian princes that submitting to the Mongols would be much wiser than attempting to protect themselves.
- Mongols would let those who peacefully sumbitted live, whereas they typically slaughtered those who resisted.
- In recognition, Mongols favoured both him and the Russian cities of Novgorod, and Moscow
- Nevskii's brother Daniel was ruler of Moscow at this time.
- Moscow and Novgorod noobed Kiev, and soon, Moscow controlled most of Russia at this time.
- This enabled the migration of people northward toward Moscow, which lessened Mongol control of the region.