Greetings from Sofya!
Your new set of questions makes more sense. :-)
I have not run across more detailed information about the garrisons in China than in the Herbert Frank article you linked. As Aldo pointed out, there are references to Russians/Ruthenians in the Mongol capital in the writings of William Rubruck, and John of Pian de Carpine. Interesting stuff. Find them at http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/index.htm
~Asfridhr, who obviously needs more coffee before posting.
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> I'm not sure I understand your question. Do you want someone to
look on a map and figure out how far it is from Russia to Korea? My
globe makes it look like about 5,000 miles. Give or take. ;-)
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> Would anyone with a better knowledge of Russian history know anything
> more about this? (The distances travelled, not so much the slave trade
> in the Mongol empire.) It sounds interesting.
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